Azaadi: Freedom

Date:Fri 30 Jun
Time:8pm
Venue:J2
Price:£10 adv

New work by Samia Malik

Drawing widely on her multiple heritages by extending and subverting traditional forms, Samia Malik’s ‘uncompromising’ yet ‘hauntingly beautiful’ work explores contemporary issues around identity, gender and race through powerful Urdu and English songs and visual art.

A compelling narrative journey towards liberation through art, ask challenging and important questions about our common humanity and have enthralled audiences from the UK to India.

Azaadi: Freedom combines Samia’s inspiring original lyrics and visual art with world class ‘sitarist to the stars’ Baluji Shrivastav OBE, ‘exceptional and versatile’ multi-instrumentalist Sianed Jones, virtuoso tabla player Sukhdeep Singh and live VJing of visual art and translations by rising international moving image artist Seemab Gul.

Plus support from ReSound

 

Extraordinary power and Joan Baez-like eloquence Geeta Doctor, The Hindu

The Urdu tradition of Ghazal or sung poetry is taken to completely new territory... wonderfully powerful Alan Scott, Resonance

Touches the soul Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D’Arcy, Writing in Education

Passionate and easily understood across international frontiers The Asian Times

A wake up call Sarwar Kashari, Kashmir Images

Beautifully played and finely written Simon Hopkins, Motion

 

Box Office and Bar open 7pm.

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

All prices shown include a booking fee.

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