Sampad’s hugely popular series of free lunchtime performances returns with a special show at the University of Birmingham, in partnership with the India Institute and University Music.
Sit back, relax, and let Indian melodies nurture and uplift your spirit.
More than four years since its last appearance, Mid-day Mantra returns with the prolific British-Indian composer and sarod virtuoso Soumik Datta, who brings the sounds of South Asia to the stunning Dome in University of Birmingham’s Bramall Music Hall.
Through his mastery of the sarod (a 19-stringed instrument prominent in Northern India and Pakistan), Soumik’s technique bridges Indian classical and contemporary music. Trained by the legendary Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta, he has collaborated with international artists including Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Talvin Singh and Joss Stone.
Read more about Soumik here.
Accompanying Soumik at Mid-day Mantra is virtuoso percussionist Ayoze de Alejandro Lopez (Canary Islands). Yes, this event really is free!
Please note: Registration is essential. Register through the Bramall’s website via the link above or click here.
In partnership with the India Institute and University Music.
Top photo by Rehmat Rayatt.