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Encounters with Shama and Alice

Friday 9 November
From £12.00
to £15.00
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member

Two multi-instrumentalists come together with their respective bands to bring you an evening of original music. Expect to be taken on a journey of different musical worlds being celebrated and brought together.


SHAMA performs with her electro-acoustic band with live Sitar, uniquely taking it out of the traditional context, across genres including jazz, live electronics, psychaedelia, pop, afro latin worldbeats & Indian/Western melodies. Her music has been championed by the likes of Gilles Peterson, Songlines, Arts Desk and the BBC.

Her album 'Truth BeTold' is the first live album to be recorded throughout using the pioneering wearable technology ' gloves' - famously publicised by Imogen Heap. Her multimedia performance of the album at the Southbank was featured on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch and most recently, she performed the album on an expedition as the first Sitarist in Antarctica as part of the first Antarctic Biennale - which made The Times and Radio 4's Front Row.


Multi-instrumentalist and leader of an ethereal harp centric collective, with music influenced by folk from near and far, Irish to Chinese, Alice blends this with non traditional and blues infused melodies. Creating ambient, lilting, rhythmic harmonies with the harp allowing the bellowing husky vocals to be perfectly contrasted in a very unusual but beautiful way!

Alice composes from the harp and the violin, creating orchestral and choral peices reflecting on past and present experiences she has herself come across or witnessed from afar. After a sell out show for the release of her first record at the legendary Passing Clouds  venue, she has taken London by storm playing at the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, Union Chapel, Ronnie Scott’s, Green Note, Cecil Sharp House to name but a few. 

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Follow: @TheShamaRahman / @Alicephelpsband

Things you should know

Suitable for all ages 

This event is wheelchair accessible.

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Fri 9 November