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Sama Arts Network presents
Women in Music Festival ed 3: ABI SAMPA BAND - Qawwali and Mystic Songs
Saturday 16 June
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In a nutshell
Abi Sampa has been a key part of the UK Fusion. Combining western popular music elements with Qawwali, Carnatic and Hindustani classical music, she has inspired a generation of young British-Asian Artists.
What to Expect
The main performance will be a genre known as the qawwali, where singers and musicians, called a party (typically consists of six to nine members including a lead singer, one or two side singers, one or two harmoniums (which may be played by the lead singer, side singer or someone else), and percussion.
Abi Sampa and her band (guitar & tabla) bring a wonderful new dimension to classical Indian singing. She has a fast growing following of dedicated music lovers of modern Indian fusion. Her voice will spellbind audiences. Abi, herself, first rose to prominence when she competed and was highly successful on The Voice, in 2007, and has since worked with phenomenal acts such as Nitin Sawhney and Engine-earz. She has also played and sold out some phenomenal shows, including slots at Glastonbury and Oxfords Sheldonian Theatre.
Support act: Chinmayi Tripathi, is a singer-songwriter based out of New Delhi. She has launched an initiative - The Music & Poetry Project, a tribute to the greatest legends of Indian Literature - through a musical album based on their timeless poetry. As an artist, Chinmayi is known for her own original songs that have meaningful lyrics and rich compositions. Chinmayi has received Vishnu Prabhakar Puruskar for her work in music and poetry and was one of the five young achievers awarded by British Youth Awards.
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Things you should know
Suitable for ages 16+
This event is wheelchair accessible.