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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, November 14

Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is playing at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium tomorrow night at 8.
Image courtesy of Anoushka Shankar
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is playing at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium tomorrow night at 8.

Nov. 15: World Blues
The blues might be a homegrown genre, but its influence is felt in all corners of the globe. Tomorrow night at 8 you can head to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax for World Blues, a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning folk/blues artist Taj Mahal and his trio, South African folksinger Vusi Mahlasela and the New York City-based duo Fredericks Brown, which blends soul and blues with the sounds of New Zealand.

Nov. 15: Anoushka Shankar
Sitar player and composer Anoushka Shankar is playing at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium tomorrow night at 8. The performance, titled Traces of You, will feature songs the artist wrote following her marriage, the birth of her son and the death of her father and mentor, famed musician Ravi Shankar.

Music: “Fathers” by Anoushka Shankar

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