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Music Beyond Borders
Amrit Kaur Lohia

© Karaminder Ghuman
  • Friday 16 June 2017, 7.00PM to 7.30pm
  • Free admission
    Booking required
  • Ron Cooke Hub, University of York (map|getting to campus)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Event details

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Join Amrit Kaur Lohia, a sarangi player and vocalist in the genres of Punjabi folk, jazz and soul, as she explores ‘music beyond borders’. Through music written for women by women, and beginning with pre-partition Punjab, she tells stories of partition and the violence women experienced in 1947. The set features a sarangi instrumental, Punjabi folk songs and the poetry of acclaimed Punjabi writer, Amrita Pritam. Amrit will be accompanied by her brother Pratab Singh on tabla.

Supported by Cox & Kings and Cockayne - Grants for the Arts.

Please note: You may wish to bring a cushion to sit on during the performance as there is no seating available. Please do not bring folding chairs of any kind. If you have any queries, please contact the Festival Box Office on 01904 324466.

About the performers

Amrit Kaur Lohia learns sarangi from Ustad Surjit Singh Aulakh. Based in London, she tours internationally as a performer, composer and workshop facilitator. Amrit trained as a theatre director at the Young Vic and has recently graduated with an MA History at SOAS, University of London. Amrit also founded Humanised, an international social enterprise that teaches world history through theatre and music. She is currently writing her first book exploring women's experiences in colonial Punjab during World War I. 

Pratab Singh is a student of Harkirat Singh Rayatt. Pratab has accompanied Amrit on her on tours in the USA, UK and Europe. 



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