Sama Arts Network is one of the UK’s oldest and most influential arts organisations in the genre of traditional and contemporary South Asian arts. It also presents Orchestral, Jazz and World Music.

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What’s On

20 Sep / 6:30pm Concert Shika Ganguli —
Hanif Khan - Tabla / Nafiz Irfan - Harmonium
Nehru Centre
26 Sep / 6:30pm Concert Rahul Mishra —
Dheeraj Mishra - Tabla / Nafiz Irfan - Harmonium
Nehru Centre
25 Nov / 3pm Concert Shafqat Ali Khan —
Shahbaz Hussain - Tabla / Gurbaksh Singh - Dilruba
Royal Asiatic Society
26 Nov / 6:30pm Concert Chandrima Mishra —
Shahbaz Hussain - Tabla / Prabhat Rao - Harmonium
Nehru Centre
27 Nov / 6:30pm Concert Kaviraj Singh —
Amritpal Singh - Tabla / Gurbaksh Singh - Dilruba
Nehru Centre
4 Dec Inauguration / 6pm
5-13 Dec /
10am-6pm / Mon to Fri only
Exhibition Khyal: Music and Imagination - Multimedia Exhibition —
Led by Martin Clayton and Laura Leante at Durham University, in collaboration with GemArts, and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
Nehru Centre
4 Dec / 6:30pm Concert Khyal: Music & Imagination Exhibition Inauguration
Vijay Rajput —
Sanju Sahai - Tabla / Kirpal Singh Panesar - Dilruba
Nehru Centre
5 Dec / 4pm Workshop Vijay Rajput —
Khyal Workshop
Nehru Centre
6 Dec / 6:30pm Concert Ustad Fida Husain – Felicitation Event
Deepa Karnad —
Budhaditya Bhattacharya —

Gurdain Rayatt - Tabla / Gurbaksh Singh Matharu - Dilruba
Nehru Centre
8 Dec / 6pm Concert Sanjukta Mitra —
Udit Pankhania - Tabla
Prabhat Rao —
Amritpal Singh - Tabla / Rishikesh Kardile - Harmonium
Bhavan Centre
9 Dec / 1pm Concert Roshan Abbas —
Guest musicians
Dominion Centre
10 Dec / 4pm Workshop Sarojini Pati —
Khyal Workshop
Nehru Centre
11 Dec / 6:30pm Concert Kaleem Sheikh — A talk on Khyal / Music — CANCELLED
Tarsem Singh - Tabla / Surjeet Singh - Sarangi
Nehru Centre
12 Dec / 4pm Film Screening Screening 1 —
Kishori Amonikar - Live in Concert
Nehru Centre
13 Dec / 4pm Film Screening Screening 2 —
Pandit Bhimsen Joshi - Live in Concert
Nehru Centre
14 Dec / 7:30pm Concert Rahul Mishra —
Dheeraj Mishra - Tabla
Tara Arts
16 Dec / 2pm Seminar Khyal Seminar —
Comprehensive discussion on Khyal and gharanas (schools)
Rich Mix
16 Dec / 6:30pm Concert Chiranjeeb Chakraborty —
Amruta Bawane Garud —

Manjeet Singh Rasiya - Tabla / guest musicians
Rich Mix


24 May / 6:30pm / £ Free Concert Shephali Frost —
Sufi Songs from 16 - 21st Century / Prelude event - Women in the Arts Festival
Nehru Centre
12 June / 6:30pm / £ Free Concert Chinmayi Tripathi: Poetry Project —
Songs of Hindi Poets (Neo Romanticist Poetry)
Nehru Centre
12—17 June / 11am-7pm / £ Free Exhibition Madhubani Painting Exhibtion —
Seema Singh
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
16—17 June / 10am / £27.54 Workshop Madhubani Painting Workshop
Seema Singh
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
Saturday 16 June / 8pm / £12-15 Concert Mystic Songs & Sufi Qawwali —
Abi Sampa with support from Chinmayi Tripathi
Rich Mix
18 June—11 July / 11am to 7pm / £ Free Exhibition Women in Khyal Music - Music and Imagination —
A multimedia exhibition
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
19 June / 6:30pm / £ Free Talk/Concert A Talk by Dr Laura Leante - Khyal Exhibition —
Khyal Music — Dr Milind Malshe
Nehru Centre
20 June / 6:30pm / £ Free Talk/Book Launch A Talk by Dr Laura Leante — Khyal Music & Visual Art
Book Launch — Dr Bhaskar Dasgupta launched a fictitious musical story on Khyal between a 15th Century blind poet saint and Mughal Emperor Akbar.
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
19—23 June/ 10am to 6pm / £ Free Exhibition Songs of Spring —
Sara Riaz Khan•Vinita Khanna•Sudipta Modi
Asia House
24 June—13 July / 11am to 7pm / £ Free Exhibition Songs of Spring —
Sara Riaz Khan • Vinita Khanna • Sudipta Modi
Transferred from Asia House
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
26 June / 7pm / £7.50 Talk Talk on Music of the Agra Gharana —
Priya Purshothaman
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
29 June / 7pm / £15 Concert Priya Purshothaman — Khyal Vocal
With Amritpal Singh—Tabla
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
6 July / 7.30pm / £ Free Concert Deepa Hattangady Karnad —
Khyal Music
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
8 July / 6:30pm / £10 Dance Recital Indrani Datta — Kathak
Katrina Rute — Bharatanatym
Pallavi Anand — Odissi
Bhavan Centre
10 July—13 July / 11am to 7pm / £ Free Exhibition Exhibition of the Baul Tradition —
Papia Das Baul
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
12 July / 6:30pm/ £ Free Concert Sanjukta Mitra —
Khyal Vocal
Nehru Centre
13 July / 6:30pm/ £ Free Concert Yan White —
Flute recital - Khyal Exhibition
M.P. Birla Gallery, Bhavan Centre
19 July / 6:30pm / £ Free Concert Sunita Avani Amin —
Dhrupad Vocals
Nehru Centre
21 July / 7:30pm / £15 Concert Amrit Kaur Lohia —
Sarangi/Voice
KauRAS/ Deepa Nair Rasiya —
Songs of Sufi / Sikh Tradition
Watermans Art Centre
22 July / 3pm / £15 Concert Sangeeta Datta —
Tagore & Baul
Papia Das Baul —
Baul Songs
Watermans Art Centre
22 July / 7pm / £15 Concert Shepali Frost –
Sufi Mystics / Contemporary Poets
Vandana Somai –
Bhakti Poet
Watermans Art Centre
28 July / 7:30pm / £13 Comedy Sindhu Vee: Sandhog —
A night of comedy with Sindhu Vee
Tara Arts Theatre
3 August / 6:30pm / £ Free Concert Urmi Chakraborty —
Semi Classical /Hindustani Vocals
Nehru Centre
13 August / 2:30pm / £10 Conference Women in the Arts Conference —
Keynote Speech / Panel discussions / Business of Music
Music Publishing / Talent Development & Artist Management
Finance & Fundraising
Wilton's Music Hall
13 August / 7:45pm / £17.50 Concert Nicki Wells —Turya Wilton's Music Hall
14 August / 7:45pm / £17.50 Concert Zoe Rahman —Jazz / Contemporary Wilton's Music Hall
15 August / 7:45pm / £17.50 Concert Patricia Rozario —Soprano/ Western Classical ::Naresh Sohal / John Taverner / Vijay Anand Wilton's Music Hall
16 August / 7:45pm / £17.50 Concert Calcutta —English Baroque meets Indian Music Wilton's Music Hall


Present by Tara Arts with Sama Arts

6 April / 7:30pm Concert In Praise of Khusrau: Sitar & Mystic Sufi Songs
Roopa Panesar and Abi Sampa
Tara Arts Theatre
7 April / 2pm Concert Agra Ragas
Deepa Hattangady Karnad
Tara Arts Theatre
7 April / 4pm Concert

Konnakol (Indian scat) & Carnatic Vocal / Songs of the Tanjore QuartetKonnakol and Vamshikrishna Vishnudas

Tara Arts Theatre
7 April / 7:30pm Concert
Songs of Love and Separation
Amrit Kaur Lohia and Mehtab Malhotra
Tara Arts Theatre
8 April / 2pm Concert
Rhythms in the Landscape
Taal Vadya Kacheri and Kirpal Panesar
Tara Arts Theatre
8 April / 4pm Concert
Voice of the Kirana School
Vijay Rajput
Tara Arts Theatre
8 April / 7:30pm Concert
Ancestral Voices
Arnab Chakrabarty, Yogesh Samsi & Gundecha Brothers
Tara Arts Theatre


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