Samia Malik – Azaadi: Freedom – The Harwich Festival

Michael OffordLive on Stage

Drawing widely on her multiple heritages by extending and subverting traditional forms, Samia Malik’s ‘uncompromising’ yet ‘hauntingly beautiful’ work explores contemporary issues around identity, gender and race. Born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents, Samia has lived in the UK since she was a child. Her dynamic and evolving working practice encompasses music, visual art and education.

 

Samia’s new live show Azaadi: Freedom combines her original bilingual songs based on the Ghazal form with the sublime sitar and dilruba of the eminent ‘sitarist to the stars’ Baluji Shrivastav OBE, the ‘exceptional and versatile’ music of Sianed Jones and is supported by projections of English translations of Urdu lyrics and visual art.

 

Tickets £7