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Shakespeare's Globe

Anoushka Shankar Celebrating Tagore

27, 28, 29 September & 4 October

£10 standing
£25 - £45 seats
£60 premium tickets

Please note: During this performance no alcohol will be permitted into the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The Swan Bar will be open as usual for pre-show, interval and post-show drinks.

  • Theatre/2014/SWP/ASCT/CG

Rabindranath Tagore was a legendary Bengali polymath, the first non-European to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. He remains the only figure to have composed lyrics for the national anthems of two countries: India and Bangladesh. Some of the greatest talents in Indian music, handpicked by Anoushka Shankar from both Britain and India, are brought together in this unique series.

Last Poem – Premiere  

29 September

Performed by:
Manu Delago (hang, percussion), Sanjeev Shankar (shehnai), Isa Kurz (piano/ vocals), with a guest appearance by Anoushka Shankar (sitar)

The hang and shehnai, two unusual instruments of haunting beauty, scale incredible heights in the hands of ManuDelago and Sanjeev Shankar. Based on Tagore’s Last Poem, this concert explores unexpected cultural meetings and reveals moments of great musical beauty.

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Roots - An Evening of Indian Classical Ragas

4 October

Performed by:
Anoushka Shankar (sitar), Tanmoy Bose (tabla), Pirashanna Thevarajah (mridangam), Sanjeev Shankar (shehnai), Kenji Ota (tanpura)

Anoushka Shankar turns her gaze back towards her Bengali heritage to find the lines that connect her to the music of Rabindranath Tagore. In this performance she explores his use of Indian Classical music in ragas taught to her by her father, Ravi Shankar, who met Tagore as a young child.

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