New Delhi: Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar will be in India in December for a six city tour to promote her new album "Land of Gold".
Starting from Chennai, Anoushka will perform in Mumbai, Pune, New Delhi, Bengaluru, Hyderabad on December 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11 respectively.
'Land of Gold' is an amalgamation of electronics and cross-genre collaborations, and is her fervent response to the humanitarian trauma of displaced people fleeing conflict and poverty.
"'Land of Gold' is the culmination of my journey to the interior, channeling my distress at the situation in a constructive way, exploring the stories of the voiceless and dispossessed.
"The central message of 'Land of Gold' is the recognition of the resilience of the human spirit and of our capacity to find the place where enduring hope resides," Anoushka said in a statement.
A follow up to her 2015's classical album "Home," the album is an innovative, cutting-edge programme addressing themes of movement, asylum, refugees.
For the album, Anoushka has collaborated with Bjork's musical director, Matt Robertson, Sri Lankan rap star M.I.A, American jazz bass dynamo Larry Grenadier, Austrian percussionist Manu Delago, dance legend Akram Khan and English actress/activist Vanessa Redgrave.
The tour, curated by Alchemist Marketing Solutions, will be the artist's fifth country-wide solo tour.