Taught by her legendary musician father, Ravi Shankar from the age of seven, Anoushka Shankar developed and crafted her other-worldly sitar playing, which you hear today. Her first performance was at the age of 13, and by 14 she was travelling the world touring with her father. Anoushka has been Grammy nominated multiple times, her first being bestowed as the youngest ever in her category.
Her new EP, Love Letters, is heartbreakingly beautiful; with her signature sitar sounds accompanied by Anoushka singing for the first time ever.
Here, she shares some of her favourite films, books and comforts to help you rest and recharge.
Silk Slips & Pyjamas. It’s one of my absolute favourite small businesses and the owner Nicola is doing online consultations and shipping purchases to customers during lockdown.Tallulah Lingerie
A homemade face scrub made by my mum. The ingredients include ground, sun-dried orange peel, turmeric (use sparingly or skip this if you have light skin!)Gives a gorgeous golden glow to medium and dark skin), and gram flour. I mix with a little face oil or water and scrub with it, sometimes first leaving it on as a mask.
Albums to Play
Chants of India, conducted by me when I was fifteen.Ravi Shankar
Jasmine Helmsley, does amazing weekly gong baths and inspirational interviews.Jasmine Helmsley Instagram
Nabihah Iqbal is doing vintage vinyl album reviews of music from around the world.Nabihah Iqbal Instagram
Insight Timer App is a life-saver for me and has guided meditations, talks and soundscapes you can search by topic, key word or duration. They have lovely meditations for children too. Insight Timer App