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Ananda Shankar (11 December 1942 – 26 March 1999) was an Indian musician best known for his fusion of Western and Eastern musical styles. He was married to Tanushree Shankar.

Born in Almora, Uttar Pradesh, India, Ananda was the son of Amala and Uday Shankar, popular dancers. He was also the nephew of renowned sitarist Pandit Ravi Shankar. Ananda did not learn sitar from his uncle but studied instead with Dr. Lalmani Misra in Varanasi.

In the late 1960s Shankar travelled… read more

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  • Avatar for Panzerfaust
    wow what a genius
  • Avatar for prefix_death
    Divine fusion of eastern and western music.
  • Avatar for tricksiebzehn
    Great Artist! Also check [artist]Ahmad Zahir[/artist] if you like world psychedelic east west fusion. And if you know more similar artists, let me know.
  • Avatar for bit188
    fantastic
  • Avatar for HaHaHaYoureDead
    музыка потрясающе талантливая и сильно перегнавшая свое время, его дискам середины 70-х на исходе 90-х бы появиться...
  • Avatar for HSoaresLima
    Awesome!
  • Avatar for quazuku
    This guy was way ahead of his time.
  • Avatar for kennardjon
    Awesome stuff
  • Avatar for Akayz7
    some nice fusion styles in the 70s, I'm amazed actually.
  • Avatar for Iyerama
    gud 1............. ;p

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