Violinist Joshua Bell performs with Anoushka Shankar
I'm currently researching an article for Sinfini Music about violin stars who branch out into other styles, and came across this wonderful footage of a concert at the Verbier Festival, which I was actually lucky enough to go to back in 2007. Joshua Bell teamed up with sitar player Anoushkar Shankar, and the results were mesmerising. Maybe the inflections and language aren't quite how someone born in the tradition might speak them, but you can't deny Bell's commitment to the music and the real sense of communication and music making. What do you think?