12th March 2011

Mid-day Mantra: Sohini Alam

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A free monthly series presenting music from India to uplift the spirit on Saturday lunchtimes

Escape the hurly-burly, as once a month sampad and Town Hall, Symphony Hall present outstanding Asian artists from the UK and the Indian subcontinent in relaxed, informal sessions. Chill out, take your shoes off, close your eyes and experience the richness and variety of India’s musical heritage.

This month features Sohini Alam.

Sohini Alam is a British Bangladeshi vocalist whose musical repertoire includes folk, patriotic, modern and traditional Bengali songs. She has been branching out into bi-lingual (English and Bengali) music with her band After Art and musical theatre work with Tara Arts. She is in the band Khiyo with Oliver Weeks, Ben Hillyard, Soumik Datta, Souvid Datta and Derek Scurll. She is also the lead vocalist for Kishon Khan’s Afro-Cuban-Bengali band, Lokkhi Terra, which recently released its first album.

In association with Town Hall Symphony Hall. Supported by Arts Council and Coutts Charitable Trust.