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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Sounds of South Asia @ Southbank Centre

Thu 7 Mar 2024, 7.30pmConcertAfghan Youth OrchestraQueen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, LondonBook Online
Sun 10 Mar 2024, 1pmConcertIndian Folk:
Malini Awasthi
Pandit Sanju Sahai - Tabla Dharmanath Mishra Harmonium
Dharmend Kumar - Pad Amit kumar - Dholak Sachin Kumar - Keyboard

Anwar Khan Manganiar
Roshan Khan Harmonium / Vocal
Jaisa Khan – Khadtal
Rafiq Khan – Khamaicha
Manzoor Khan Dholak
Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, LondonBook Online
Sun 10 Mar 2024, 3pmConcertKhiyo: From Bangladesh to Britain
Sohini Alam - vocals
Oliver Weeks - guitars, piano
Ben Heartland - bass
Hassan Mohyeddin - tabla
David Ingamells - drums

Shahbaz Hussain - Tabla solo
Chahat Mehmud Ali & Group - Sufi Qawwali
Purcell Room, Southbank Centre, LondonBook Online
Sun 10 Mar 2024, 7.30pmConcertNishat Khan & Irshad Khan – Together: Jugalbandi A Duet For Sitar & Surbahar

Shariq Mustafa - Tabla
Sukhad Munde - Pakhawaj
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, LondonBook Online

Afghan Youth Orchestra

7 March 2024 / 7:30pmConcertAfghan Youth OrchestraQueen Elizabeth Hall, LondonBook Now
9 March 2024 / 7:30pmConcertAfghan Youth OrchestraTung Auditorium, LiverpoolBook Now
11 Mar 2024 / 7:30pmConcertAfghan Youth OrchestraStoller Hall, ManchesterBook Now
12 Mar 2024 / 7.30pmConcertAfghan Youth OrchestraTown Hall, BirminghamBook Now

We have registered to raise funds through the Crowd Funding for the Debut Tour of the Afghan Youth Orchestra – a costly exercise indeed. Please support this project in every possible way. Breaking the Silence Crowdfunder

DASTANGOI – The Lost Arts of Urdu Story Telling

(Dates and Venues TBC)ConcertWith Mehmood Farooqui & Darian Shahidi

What Was On

An archive of all the events programmed by Sama between 2022-2016

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