Women in Music Festival featuring Abi Sampa

Time:06:30 pm

When and Where

Date:01 April 2016
Time:06:30 pm
Organizer: ICCR
Location: London

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When Abi Sampa burst onto the BBC’s The Voice, she captured the hearts of the viewing public. Coach Danny O’Donoghue said, ‘The singing is so haunting - you don’t need words to portray feelings and emotion’.

Sampa and her band of talented musicians present a unique blend of sounds, inspired by the late Ustad Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Indian classical music. Abi Sampa follows the tradition of qawwali singing from the Doaba region of the Indian Punjab and blends Carnatic and Western music with traditional qawwali, creating unexpected sounds and explosive rhythm patterns. The performance features fusion-style love songs as well as more traditional qawwalis performed in Punjabi.


Vocals & Harmonium: Abi Sampa
Tabla / Dhama: Amrit Dhuffer
Harmonium: Jay Badiani
Guitar: Puru Khaushik
Guitar: Manan Upadhya

Presented by Sama Arts Network in association with The Nehru Centre

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