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Shama Rahman

Humberstone Gate, Leicester

Sat 19 Aug
Humberstone Gate, Leicester
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Tickets: Admission free

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Shama Rahman performs in Leicester City Centre for Night of Festivals.

We are pleased to present Shama Rahman in Leicester as part of its festival season.

Shama Rahman is a British singer-songwriter and sitar player, originally from Bangladesh. The award-winning sitarist, composer and singer weaves stories that start life as poems and take flight as songs. The sitar is centre-stage, playing original lyrically poetic music with a whole heap of energy – garnering praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson.

Mixing music from English, Bengali, Bulgarian and West African jazz/folk traditions, with jazz improvisational textures and urban world beats, she sings over her sitar passionately with folk-reminiscent observations on life, love, revolutions and time.

“Every so often an artist comes along who stops you in your tracks. Shama Rahman, Renaissance woman extraordinaire.” Songwriting Mag

This event is part of Night of Festivals South Asia, celebrating the spirit of South Asia from 14 – 17 August 2017 in Leicester City Centre. For further details, visit: