Sunday 4th June Rich Mix London 6 pm
Double bill with Women of Inner Vision Orchestra
Azaadi:Freedom combines Samia's inspiring original lyrics, translations and visual art with world class'Sitarist to the stars' Baluji Shrivastav OBE, 'Exceptional and versatile violinist' Sianed Jones, virtuoso tabla player Sukhdeep Singh and live vj-ing by rising international moving image artist Seema Gul. Azaadi: Freedom is an extraordinary and compelling narrative journey towards liberation through art.
For over 25 years Samia has been exploring her own experiences as a woman from a Pakistani, Muslim background living in the UK through writing, teaching, recording and touring her unique style of bilingual songs in Urdu and English, based on the Ghazal form and more recently through visual art. Samia has toured throughout the UK and in Europe with Sianed Jones, Cris Cheek and Sukhdeep Singh and across India with celebrated dancer/activist Mallika Sarabhai.
The UK tour May-August of Azaadi: Freedom is supported by the Arts Council of England. Samia is also delivering solo performances and songwriting sessions in women’s organisations.
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