Gingger Shankar

Mon Apr 18 2016

8:00 PM

Shank Hall

1434 N. Farwell Ave Milwaukee, WI 53202

Ages 21+

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Presented by Gingger Shankar, 'Nari' is the unsung story of the lives of Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji, two extraordinary artists who helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s through their close collaborations with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison. As two female artists, they fought to overcome numerous challenges in both their artistic and personal lives as they were catapulted from conservative Indian culture into the stratosphere of American rock & roll. Now that they’ve passed away, Viji’s daughter Gingger Shankar has decided to commemorate their lives with a unique multimedia project.

Nari features a short film about Viji and Lakshmi followed by a live performance featuring vocals, Indian Percussion, and Gingger’s unique double violin set to an entrancing blend of hip-hop, high energy solos and electronica infused with Viji’s never-before-heard recordings rooted in the Hindustani vocal tradition. The music is synchronized to a video installation, blending film, archival footage, and never before seen family photos.

Nari premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and had it's U.S. Premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Gingger Shankar is a singer, composer and only woman to play the Double-Violin. Working with Katy Perry, Smashing Pumpkins and co-composing 'Passion of the Christ'.  

Shank Hall
Gingger Shankar

  • Online sales no longer available for this event. Contact venue for ticket info. ph 414-276-7288
  • Gingger Shankar

    Gingger Shankar

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Shank Hall

Gingger Shankar

Mon Apr 18 2016 8:00 PM

Shank Hall Milwaukee WI
Gingger Shankar
  • Online sales no longer available for this event. Contact venue for ticket info. ph 414-276-7288

Ages 21+

Presented by Gingger Shankar, 'Nari' is the unsung story of the lives of Lakshmi Shankar and her daughter Viji, two extraordinary artists who helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s through their close collaborations with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison. As two female artists, they fought to overcome numerous challenges in both their artistic and personal lives as they were catapulted from conservative Indian culture into the stratosphere of American rock & roll. Now that they’ve passed away, Viji’s daughter Gingger Shankar has decided to commemorate their lives with a unique multimedia project.

Nari features a short film about Viji and Lakshmi followed by a live performance featuring vocals, Indian Percussion, and Gingger’s unique double violin set to an entrancing blend of hip-hop, high energy solos and electronica infused with Viji’s never-before-heard recordings rooted in the Hindustani vocal tradition. The music is synchronized to a video installation, blending film, archival footage, and never before seen family photos.

Nari premiered at the 2015 Toronto International Film Festival and had it's U.S. Premiere at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival.

Gingger Shankar is a singer, composer and only woman to play the Double-Violin. Working with Katy Perry, Smashing Pumpkins and co-composing 'Passion of the Christ'.  

Gingger Shankar

Gingger Shankar

Music