Did you know that Norah Jones is Ravi Shankar's daughter?

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  1. Reginald Trent

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    I was surprised when I read it in her bio. Click on link Choose artist and type Norah Jones in the box to read her bio.
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  2. Danny Tse

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    Yes
     
  3. Henry Gale

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    Not 'til Grammy night I didn't. Was also surprised to find Arif Mardin was her producer. He's a favorite of mine but I thought the guy was retired.
     
  4. Danny Tse

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    Several months ago, I read that NJ's is Ravi Shankar. Surprised at first, but not anymore.
     
  5. Lee Scoggins

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    Reginald,

    I mentioned this in a thread last year. My thinking was that Ravi was responsible for her music education. I recently found out that this was not the case and that her mother played a large role which is interesting. She probably benefitted from some if his genes, though.

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    Maybe she'll git one auf them spots aun her forehead?[​IMG]
     
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    There was an article about in her in Rolling Stone last fall. She mentioned in the article that she has never met her father.
     
  8. Al B. C

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    Old news.

    She also has a sister who I believe is mainly into Indian music.
     
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    I always knew she was mixed but wasn't sure of the exact ethnicity. She has that exotic look mixed people have. So her background is half American and half Indian? Cool! [​IMG]
     
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    It is absolutely untrue (and ridiculous to believe) that Norah Jones has never met her father, Ravi Shankar, as stated in a post above. In fact, she wrote a letter to the Editor of RS, published a few months ago, correcting their assertion that she and Ravi are 'estranged.' Apparently, there was a protracted period during which they did not have much of a relationship, that's all.

    Her sister is a well-known Indian musician, who is absolutely amazing in her own right.
     
  12. Reginald Trent

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    You're speaking of her half sister Anoushka Shankar.
     
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    Yes, correct. She is an instrumentalist, and quite well-known.

    On the subject of Norah Jones, just finished watching the New Orleans DVD. She's talented and all, but watching her perform was not particularly exciting. The only spark of emotion in the show at all was her cover of the old Basement Tapes tune, "Bessy Smith." She needs to pick more material in that vein: a little more bluesy, a little more gritty. Hopefully, the next album will show more of this side of her chops.
     
  14. Danny Tse

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    NJ' half-sister was nominated for a Grammy this years as well.
     
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    Yeah, this is old news. Found out last year shortly after I bought her album.

    Here is a picture of Norah and Anoushka from Anoushka's web site. Link
     
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    Yes.
     
  17. KeithH

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    I read this recently. Interesting.
     
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    yes, I thought this was fairly common knowledge? anyway, IIRC Ravi openly says he had nothing to do with Norah's education and takes no credit for it.

    I had initially assumed that she was like Alexandra Stevenson, product of a ONS, but apparently Ravi and Norah's mother had a 9-year relationship which ended shortly after Norah was born, hence his limited involvement in her upbringing, unlike Anushka who was raised and educated (musically) by Ravi.
     

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