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Gingger Shankar

Little Indian Girl

Gingger Shankar is an artist who draws from her rich Indian musical heritage as a member of India’s most famous music family, and a long-standing relationship with activism starting with her great grandfather’s legacy as Gandhi’s writer for his underground newspaper. She continues these traditions in her work as a musician, the world’s only female double violinist, and filmmaker. She is a frequent speaker for TED, UNESCO, and the Nobel Prize Summit, founder of Little Indian Girl Productions, and co-founder of Little Indian Girl Collective. One of Filmmaker Magazine’s ‘25 New Faces to Watch,’ she produced 2018 Sundance Film Festival selection Akicita: The Battle of Standing Rock and Himalaya Song, which was named one of “10 Best Music Films at Sundance” by Rolling Stone. Upcoming projects include Promises of Our Grandmothers, a feature documentary chronicling a women and Indigenous-led resistance camp’s fight against the Line 3 pipeline, and Nari: The Women Behind A Music Revolution, the unsung story of the women of the Shankar family - her mother and grandmother - two extraordinary artists who helped bring Indian music to the West in the 1970s with Ravi Shankar and George Harrison.

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Events featuring Gingger Shankar
Events featuring Gingger Shankar