SOUMIK DATTA

Soumik
Datta

Composer.

Presenter.

Sarod virtuoso.

"...one of the biggest new music talents in Britain"
Vogue

Circle of Sound (2012)
**** The Guardian

King of Ghosts (2019)
**** The Financial Times

ANTI HERO (2014)

Fretless (2009)

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Upcoming Performances.

DEC
15

London, UK

Oslo Club

NOV
13

London, UK

Soho House

SOLD OUT!

OCT
21

London, UK

Dishoom x Diwali

SOLD OUT!

AUG
19

London, UK

BBC Proms - Royal Albert Hall

SOLD OUT!

JUL
31

Sussex, UK

Petworth Festival

SOLD OUT!

JUN
29

Glastonbury, UK

Glastonbury Festival

SOLD OUT!

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Soumik Datta is a composer, television presenter and virtuoso performer of the 19 stringed, fretless Sarod.

He has collaborated with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Nitin Sawhney, Talvin Singh, Anoushka Shankar, Joss Stone, Akram Khan, London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia to name a few. Born in India, brought up in London, he connects his Bengali roots with global strands to create innovative music, tv shows and public art.

Performing

Soumik has performed at premier venues internationally including London’s South Bank, Shakespeare’s Globe, Barbican Centre; Konzerthaus, Berlin, OzAsia Festival, Adelaide; New Vision Art Festival, Hong Kong; Singapore Arts Festival; Diverse City, Kuala Lumpur; Fes Sacred Music Festival, Morocco and the Songlines Encounters Festival. In 2019, Soumik has been invited to play at Glastonbury Festival, WOMAD and BBC Proms. He continues to champion Indian arts in the mainstream and bring his ancient sarod into the modern, global arena.

TV Presenting

Soumik is an outspoken advocate for the preservation of Indian arts. As a television presenter he has fronted two film series on the music of India. Soumik travelled across six states of India, filming and performing with over 100 traditional musicians, many being the last in their musical lineage. Supported by the Bagri Foundation, this collaboration resulted in 'Tuning 2 You: Lost Musicians of India' - a six-part, TV documentary series about musicians in rural India, which aired on Channel 4, 4OD. More recently Soumik presented a prime-time three part series for BBC4. 'Rhythms of India’, which received great critical acclaim, follows Soumik as he meets and performs with classical, folk and pop musicians exploring how music helps us understand India’s past and its rapidly changing present.

Composing

Trained by the sarod legend, Pandit Buddhadev Das Gupta while completing his Masters in Composition at Trinity College of Music, Soumik’s performances bridge the world of Indian classical and contemporary music. His music and innovative projects connect ancient Indian influences with progressive sounds ‘building bridges between the traditional and contemporary’ (GQ). He has collaborated with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Talvin Singh, Joss Stone, Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Shankar Ehsaan Loy, Javed Akhtar, London Philharmonic Orchestra and City of London Sinfonia.

17

Productions completed

56

Countries toured

224

Collaborations orchestrated

16,000

Hours practiced

Recent
projects.

Using music to change lives.

From broadcast TV series, to live performances, touring collaborative acts and innovative new shows in development - click through for further concept details, trailers, press information, tour dates and details on booking.

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“An auditory amalgam of deep Indian ragas and urban beats”
The Independent

“A powerhouse of talent”
The Hindu

“Building bridges between the traditional and contemporary"
GQ Magazine

Rhythms of India

BBC4   |     BBC World News     |      2019

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