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From the creators of the PBS television series SOUND TRACKS, Quick Hits is a web-original series that features intimate interviews and performances with some of today's leading musicians.


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Anoushka Shankar performs ISHQ

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The album version of “ISHQ” features a vocalist singing in Hindi, “My body is an instrument, my heart is a melody.” Here, Sanjeev Shankar takes on the vocal role on the shehnai, a double-reed instrument rather like a cross between an oboe and a soprano sax. This all-instrumental version shows off some great percussion.

The Musicians:

Anoushka Shankar, sitar

Sandra Carrasco, vocals

Sanjeev Shankar, shehnai

Pirashanna Thevarajah, mridangam & ghatam (traditional Indian percussion)

Melón Jimenez, flamenco guitar

Bernhard Schimpelsberger, cajon and Spanish percussion

Filmed at the City Winery in New York.

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