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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Taking inspiration from his father, Jonathan Mayer revisited material from the 1960s. John Mayer formerly Indo Jazz Fusions in 1966 and this quartet will also play new original material.

Jonathan Mayer – Sitar
Mitel Purohit – Tabla
Tony Levein – Drums
Steve Tromans – Piano

19 DEC / 7:30pm / 10 Concert Storey’s Field Centre Book Now

A celebration of Words, Poetry and Music.

24 Sep / 6:30pm Concert Najma Aktar Nehru Centre
30 Sep / 6:30pm Concert Kaleem Sheikh Nehru Centre
30 Oct / 6:30pm Concert Sanjeev & Karuna Loomba Nehru Centre
28 Nov / 6:30pm Concert Kamalbir Singh.
Accompanied By
Manjit Singh Rasiya Tabla, Ikram Khan Sarangi
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Nehru Centre
1 Dec / 7:30pm Concert Zeeshan Ali
Accompanied By
Shabaz Hussain Tabla
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The Curve, Slough
3 Dec / 6:30pm Concert Puja Gupta
Accompanied By
Shabaz Hussain Tabla
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Nehru Centre
6 Dec / 6:30pm Concert Mehtab Malhotra
Accompanied By
Af Malhotra Tabla, Ikram Khan Sarangi, Junaid Khan Sarangi
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Nehru Centre


Ustad Irfan Khan is the khalifa (head) of the ancient Lucknow Shajahanpur Gharana (Traditional School) of instrumental music and is one of the last instrumentalists of the subcontinent with a vast repertoire of historic compositions and a detailed insight into Raga grammar.

His ancestors were rubab players and came to India as martial musicians from Afghanistan in the 17th century. In Lucknow they mixed with the court musicians and modified the rubab into what would become the sarod.

21 Nov / 6:30pm Concert Nehru Centre
Solo Performance accompanied by Gurdain Rayyat
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22 NOV / 7:30pm / £20 Concert Purple Playhouse Theatre, Hove Book Now
24 NOV / 8pm / £20 Concert Tileyard Studios, London Book Now
25 NOV / 7pm / £13.50 - £11.50 Concert Norwich Arts Centre, Norwich Book Now


Zeeshan Ali is the student of Ustad Mehdi Hasan Khan sahib and has spent his life in around the art of Ghazal Gayaki. Zeeshan was fortunate enough to be awarded the first place prize in the Asian Song Contest whereby he was given a HMV gold plate by Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan sahib. Zeeshan has spent over 30 years amongst greats seeking their blessings and taleem, some of which include the great Ustad Salamat Ali Khan sahib, Ustad Pervaiz Mehdi Khan sahib and Ustad Ghulam Ali Khan Sahib, to name a few. Zeeshan hopes to spread the name of his Great Ustad through his passion for music.

1 DEC / 6pm / £20 Concert The Curve, Slough Book Now

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