Pink Sari Revolution

Pink Sari Revolution

Drama, music and movement tell a true story based on the book by internationally renowned journalist Amana Fontanella Khan and her meetings with Sampat Pal, the formidable leader of the Gulabi Gang.

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From Man to Monk – Part 1: Man (work in progress)

Sharing of a new work-in-progress by Mavin Khoo, Carlos Pons Guerra and Victor Callens.

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FREE performance of striking dance from India (Kathakali, Kathak and Yakshagana)

Striking Kathakali, Kathak and Yakshagana performers convey dramatic stories from Indian mythology.

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An evening of live Qawwali-fusion by the Southasia Ensemble

A special, free evening of live Qawwali fusion from the Pakistan-based Southasia Ensemble – featuring Hamza Akram Qawwal and Brothers and Ahsan Bari Music.

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Daksha Sheth Dance Company: Sari

A visually stunning dance performance that celebrates a form of clothing intrinsically entwined with Indian culture.

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South Asian Medley at Birmingham Weekender’s Square Dance

Dazzling South Asian dance styles, from dramatic Kathakali and striking Yakshagana to uplifting Bollywood moves at Birmingham Weekender’s Square Dance!

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Kahaani (Story) at Bedlam Arts and Mental Health Festival

Reflecting personal stories around mental health through poetry, music, dance and dialogue.

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Rangeeli Colours of Birmingham Parade at Birmingham Weekender 2017

All the colours of Birmingham come to life in this spectacular city parade.

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Lori Lullabies Family Sessions

Pop along on our journey in which we explore sounds of the sea, the jungle and more with South Asian lullabies and movement!

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Hans Raj Hans – Live in Concert

Don’t miss your chance to catch hugely popular Punjabi singer Hans Raj Hans live in concert, marking the finale of the Birmingham Weekender 2017 festival!

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Gandharva Choir

Creative, innovative and experimental, the Gandharva Choir has presented hundreds of striking performances of Indian choral music in India and abroad over the last four decades.

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Shapla Salique

One of Britain’s most successful British-Bangladeshi artists, Shapla Salique, and her Jazz band perform live for the very first time in Birmingham.

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Sacred Sounds – Sikh Music Traditions and the First World War

Inspired by an evocative photograph of Sikh soldiers performing Gurbani Kirtan or Shabads (Sikh sacred hymns).

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Not Today’s Yesterday presented by Seeta Patel

Seeta Patel joins forces with Lina Limosani and Dagmara Gieysztor to present this poignant work.

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Miss Meena and the Masala Queens

A new play inspired by the British Asian drag queen community uncovering the untold stories of men who choose a female persona by night.

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Under the Sitars with Citizen Khan

From the award winning BBC1 sitcom Citizen Khan, Mr Khan and his special guests are taking over the full City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra for a sitar-studded night!

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Ravi Shankar’s SUKANYA

Ravi Shankar’s Only Opera: A mythical love story told through music & dance. Libretto by Amit Chaudhuri

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Meeting Nazrul

A collaborative music, vocal and movement performance bringing to life the work of the great Bengali poet laureate, Kazi Nazrul Islam.

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Dividing Lines

Short stories on theme of borders, boundaries and belonging at Birmingham Literature Festival (Spring Edition).

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ACE Maker Monday Commissioning Project 16-17

Come along to Maker Monday’s April event for a chance to explore some of the digital tech that their four commissioned artists have been experimenting with to develop their creative practice.

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Asian Spring 2017

Sampad’s annual showcase returns with a lively celebration of South Asian dance from some of the most exciting dance groups in the country!

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Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali

Torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition, Rizwan-Muazzam (nephews of legendary Qawwali maestro Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan) bring their stunning interpretations of classic Sufi texts to UK audiences this March.

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Music Makes Waves – the collision between art, music and science

The Music Makes Waves Symposium will examine the role that music plays in our everyday lives, looking at its social and neurological impacts and how it contributes to wider culture.

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Voices of Experience

A compelling afternoon of spoken word giving a voice to regional creative writing talents, as part of events to mark International Women’s Day in March.

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An evening of World Music with Mendi Singh and Friends

Soulful moody melodies mingle with distinctive flavours of Irish, jazz, world and folk music.

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Made in India

A compelling new play by Satinder Chohan about birth and motherhood in a brave new world.

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Qawwali Shrine

Join us for a sonic exploration of Qawwali music inspired by the emotional reactions and responses of Qawwali listeners.

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My Name Is… / This Is Not London

Get ready to be moved and entertained as this intriguing new double-bill presented by Irruption Theatre examines the concepts of moral choice and individual responsibility in today’s ever-shifting world.

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Ustad Sabri Khan Memorial Concert

Featuring an excerpt of a new work ‘Dastaan’ by Sonia Sabri Company.

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Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company: Inter_rupted

Dance revolutionary Aditi Mangaldas re-fashions traditional Kathak vocabulary with 21st century sound, rhythm and light.

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Anoushka Shankar: Land of Gold

Anoushka Shankar returns with an innovative, cutting-edge performance addressing themes around movement, asylum and refugees.

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Diwali Utsav 2016

An uplifting family friendly event to celebrate Diwali, the Festival of Lights. Presented by Jaivant Patel Dance.

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If I Could Reach Home

Classical and contemporary Bharatanatyam and Kathak featuring three wonderfully expressive performers, choreographed by Magdalen Gorringe.

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Fire and Light

A sparkling mix of dance, music and song reflecting Autumn’s glow and celebrating Diwali, the festival of lights.

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Yeh Shaam Mastani: from Bengal to Bollywood with Gunjan and Friends

A thrilling musical evening of Bollywood hits inspired and influenced by much-loved Bengali songs.

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Birmingham > Brick Lane > Bangladesh

Emerging local writing talents share compelling narratives exploring their family lives and personal journeys.

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Lori Lullabies: lively family-friendly workshops with music & movement

Lively family-friendly sessions bringing traditional ‘Lori’ (Indian lullabies) to life through music and movement.

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My Route at Birmingham Heritage Week 8–18th September 2016

Sampad’s ground breaking community heritage project My Route will be extending its legacy during Birmingham Heritage Week during September 2016

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FLUX

A captivating four-piece band who mix cinematic lines with shades of Folk, Indie, Western and Indian Classical music.

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Kaifi Aur Main

Luminaries of Indian Cinema, Shabana Azmi and Javed Akhtar along with ghazal maestro Jaswinder Singh present a stage tribute to the life of Kaifi Azmi.

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Jaivant Patel Dance: Tiranga

Featuring dance, music, food, storytelling, puppetry, workshops & more!

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Return of Sampad’s FREE ‘My Route’ taxi tour of Stratford Road!

The return of Sampad’s hugely popular taxi tour around Stratford Road, Birmingham as part of the legacy of its major community heritage project, My Route.

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In performance: Tanusree Shankar Dance 2016 Summer School

Join this fun, family-friendly event that will share work produced by students during mac’s 2016 summer school which offered a rare opportunity for dancers to train with renowned dancer/choreographer Tanusree Shankar

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Celebrating South Asian Music in the West Midlands

University of Birmingham researcher and AHRC Cultural Engagement Fellow Dr David Kerr presents an evening exploring the South Asian musical heritage of the West Midlands, in collaboration with Sampad.

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Navadisha Celebrates

Featuring an outstanding line-up of UK & International dance artists and a mixture of exquisite South Asian dance styles!

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IDFB 2016 closing party: Desi Grooves

Celebrate the closing party for International Dance Festival Birmingham (IDFB 2016) with an evening of glitter, glamour and colourful celebration of popular Indian dance styles.

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IDFB 2016 | Hemabharathy Palani (Trikonanga & Twine) + Subhash Viman (Morphed)

A fresh contemporary double bill of dance from two talented artists.

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IDFB 2016 | Aakash Odedra Company (Echoes) + Sanjukta Sinha (Incede)

Aakash Odedra Company presents Echoes Bells have been a constant companion of every Indian classical dancer. Should these bells just […]

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IDFB 2016 | Sujata & Preetisha Mohapatra (Sangachhadhwam) + Shijith Nambiar & Parvathy Menon (Sandhya)

UK PREMIERE “A thrilling double bill by internationally acclaimed dancers, featuring two classical South Asian styles” Lucie Mirkova, IDFB Programme […]

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