Arts Council NPO funding will enable us to continue our ambitious work

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  • Bursaries available to attend WOMEX 2017
  • Punjabi musicians arrive in Bristol for PunjabTronix residency
  • Arts Council NPO funding will enable us to continue our ambitious work
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  • Wonderful audiences and reviews for Rizwan-Muazzam UK tour
  • Tour announcement: Punjabtronix tour dates
  • Tour announcement: Delhi 2 Dublin return to the UK this summer
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  • Punjabtronix residency to take place in India this month
  • Rizwan-Muazzam to perform live on the BBC
  • Roopa Panesar showcases in New York
  • January – Arts Flash Sale for Bristol and Bath
  • Happy New Year – looking forward to 2017
  • Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali Tour – tickets on sale
  • Season’s greetings from Asian Arts Agency
  • Check out our latest film on Youtube
  • Showcasing Roopa Panesar in New York
  • Naseebo Lal at Colston Hall – highlights film
  • Stunning collaboration at St George’s
  • Asian Arts Agency at Womex 2016
  • Naseebo Lal and the Legends Band sell out The Lantern, Colston Hall
  • Dhol Foundation complete debut North America tour
  • Barmer Boys Debut UK Tour 2016!
  • An enchanting evening with Roopa and Jyotsna
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  • A primer on Sufism
  • A very special Sunday
  • Red Baraat wow the crowds at WOMAD
  • Festival Season with Asian Arts Agency!
  • Bhangra Day Out in Bath
  • An exciting summer 2015 coming up
  • Arts Council NPO funding image - Dhol Foundation at Global Fest

    We are delighted to maintain our National Portfolio Organisation status for 2018-2022 and thankful to Arts Council England in supporting our work.

    Asian Arts Agency Director, Jaswinder Singh, said:

    “We look forward to continuously delivering our ambitious work, promoting South Asian arts and music in Bristol, nationally and internationally. In particular, we are excited to be developing our national and international projects, creating new innovative commissions, development opportunities for artists from diverse backgrounds and presenting great art and music to diverse communities and audiences across the country.”

    As one of the UK’s leading Asian Arts development agencies, we develop, promote and support international contemporary and traditional South Asian arts and music in the South West, nationally and internationally, producing a range of arts and music events. This includes events and tours, international work, programming for festivals, digital exhibitions, artist development, and education and participation activities.

    In March 2017, we delivered a highly successful national tour with Sufi musicians Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwals, which sold out at most venues, including London, Bristol and Leeds, bringing in approximately 60% new audiences.

    In July 2017, we will be delivering a national tour for our newly commissioned project PunjabTronix, which is part of the ReImagine India programme, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Independence of India in 2017. The project features a unique collaboration between artists from India and England, with technology meeting tradition, as cutting edge electronica combines with the traditional folk music of Punjab.

    In September 2017, we will be delivering the first international music tour for British-Asian artist Roopa Panesar in North America, opening new development opportunities for the artist. In October, we will be offering several bursaries for Asian musicians to attend a world music conference to develop their international work.

    Led by our current Director, Jaswinder Singh, the Agency has grown from strength to strength in the last 10 years, developing and delivering our groundbreaking work, establishing a number of new partnerships with diverse communities and artists and reaching audiences across the world.

    We look forward to continuing our ambitious work and being an important part of the arts ecology in the future.

    Latest events

    Punjabtronix: cutting edge live electronica meets Punjabi folk.

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    India on Film: The Music Room (U)

    India on Film: The Music Room - a special screening of Satyajit Ray's exquisite film.

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    India on Film: Celluloid Man (PG)

    India on Film: Celluloid Man - a tribute to film archivist and obsessive cinephile P.K. Nair.

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    Bursaries available to attend WOMEX 2017

    Asian Arts Agency is pleased to offer bursary places for this year’s WOMEX which is…

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    Punjabi musicians arrive in Bristol for PunjabTronix residency

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