Samia Malik

Date:Tue 18 Jun
Time:8pm
Venue:J3
Price:£10

Fresh from an acclaimed sold out tour of the States, Samia returns to tour the UK with an electrifying new collaboration with her new show in Samia Malik Company.

Samia Malik Company’s ’compelling and powerful’ original songs in Urdu and English are accompanied by internationally respected instrumentalists such as Italian guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, ‘exceptional and versatile’ multi instrumentalist Sianed Jones (on violin, keyboards and bass guitar) and renowned tabla maestro Sukhdeep Dhanjal. This exciting new show is truly music of the world, rooted in Ghazal and Indian classical music and fused with flashes of Arabic, Bhangra, Flamenco, Latin, World Folk, Bollywood, Eastern European, jazz and unparalleled improvisation to create a thrillingly ‘new genre’.

Born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents, Samia Malik has lived in the UK since she was a child. She writes and performs songs in Urdu and English based on traditional Urdu Ghazal (a highly refined union of poetry with music) extending and subverting the form to explore contemporary issues around identity, race and gender. Samia is also a visual artist: her live shows are supported by translations and projections of her original visual art. She has collaborated with acclaimed world-class artists including celebrated Indian danseuse and activist Mallika Sarabhai and ‘sitarist to the stars’ Baluji Shrivastav OBE: Samia’s dynamic, evolving work has thrilled international audiences across Europe, India and the States.

 

 

Plus support from ReSound Acappella Choir

ReSound acappella choir, led by Rowena Whitehead, sings an eclectic mix of acappella songs from different traditions with passion and energy.

‘Truly moving original Urdu ghazals’ Songlines

‘A singer of extraordinary power and Joan Baez-like eloquence’ The Hindu  

‘Iconic songs to heal and empower’ Outline  

‘From the first note of the first number there was astonishment and rapt attention. There was a real sense of seeing something never tried before. Experts talk of "fusion"...but no-one's seen fusion like this’ Norwich Future Radio

'For over 25 years Samia Malik has shown that music can be healing as well as entertaining. Azaadi: Freedom charts a compelling journey towards liberation through powerful Urdu and English songs, art and spoken word’  Eastern Eye

Under 14s must be accompanied by an adult.

Box office and bar open 1 hour before event start time.

All prices shown include booking fees.