Anoushka Shankar plays 'Pancham Se Gara', via YouTube.

Anoushka Shankar


Ravi Shankar & Anoushka Shankar Live: Raag Khamaj (1997) - YouTube

Anoushka Shankar - Your Eyes (Sitar Solo)


Anoushka Shankar & Norah Jones -Easy

sitar - Anoushka Shankar (sister of Nora Jones)

Ravi & Anoushka Shankar - Raga Anandi Kalyan

antique Sarangi (stringed instrument) from India.

So much vibrato, I love it! #sitar #music #instrument #persian

SaReGaMa - Kalimba solo for Lotus - YouTube

Mandora or chitarino, ca. 1420 Northern Italy (Milan?) Boxwood and rosewood. There are three surviving examples of this mysterious type of instrument from the early fifteenth century, of which the one exhibited here is the most elegant. Originally the instrument would have been strung with four or five strings, but whether it was played with a bow or plucked remains unclear. The carved imagery relates to courtly romance and probably alludes to the rewards of fidelity in love.

sitar player

Clavicytheria, or upright harpsichords, were made as early as the 15th century, but tall examples such as this date from the late Baroque era. Having 2 sets of doors that conceal the strings, the case appears ungainly when open, but when closed it has a graceful outline embellished by gilded "wings" and stops control 2 sets of strings. The mechanism has been altered and the painted soundboard is a replacement; originally the instrument may have been an upright piano.


Custom display stand for an antique Sarangi (stringed instrument) from India.

Kamanche-is a Persian bowed string instrument that is widely used in the classical music of the eastern Islamic world.Its appearance in the tenth century.

Sitar (ate 19th century, India). Gourd, wood, ivory, metal. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA

Sarangi, ca. 1900, India, 75cm. The most important bowed instrument of classical Hindustani music of Northern India and Pakistan. A rigid horsehair bow (not shown) rhythmically sounds the gut melody strings, which cross over an ivory elephant-shaped bridge (bara ghurac). Melody and virtuosic embellishment are produced by pulling the strings to the side with the fingernails.

George with sitar. Indian Experience