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Anoushka Shankar

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Anoushka Shankar is a vegan musician, sitar virtuoso

Birth date: June 9, 1981
Daughter of Ravi Shankar



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"today when everything is abstract, cerebral, complicated and stressful, music draws us back in - in the same way as a sunset is supposed to draw us back in. Just coming back to the human spirit, coming back to what is real." Anoushka Shankar

She's not a vegan. I'm a sitarist myself and love a lot of her music but she's maybe vegetarian at most. I was rooting for her to be vegan but this is misleading. Also she wears some animal products unless her suede boots are faux.

So also uses a sitar that has a bridge made of barasingha antler, an endangered deer species native to Nepal and a part of India. Synthetic bridges are made now that don't wear down nearly as fast. But she prefers the sound of an animal that hunted to make sitar bridges. Watch the video.

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