New role: Education and Learning Manager

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April 25, 2024 2:58 pm

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Join our team: Talent Development Co-ordinator

Asian Arts Agency ( is a dynamic music and arts development agency that develops and promotes international, contemporary…

April 25, 2024 2:57 pm

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NEW DATES ADDED: Rakesh Chaurasia and Shashank Subramanyam, February 2024

PLEASE NOTE: BRISTOL DATE CHANGE AND LONDON DATE ADDED We are delighted to be collaborating with St George's…

November 8, 2023 1:39 pm

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Full New Soundz line up announced!

With just over three weeks to go, we’re excited to announce that our full New Soundz festival line…

October 19, 2023 3:04 pm

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New acts announced for New Soundz Festival at Arnolfini

**NEW ACTS ANNOUNCED** With just over five weeks to go, we are delighted to announce further acts as…

October 5, 2023 3:11 pm

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Asian Arts Agency announces New Soundz Festival on 10th-12th November in Bristol

Asian Arts Agency is delighted to present New Soundz Festival, a celebration of contemporary South Asian music, in…

September 19, 2023 8:07 am

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In Memory of Mr. Shivranjan Singh MBE.

Asian Arts Agency Statement In Memory of Mr. Shivranjan Singh MBE. We are very saddened to hear of…

October 6, 2022 1:47 pm

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UK Tour with Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan

We presented acclaimed sitar maestro Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan on a UK tour in June 2022. Ustad Shahid…

August 16, 2022 9:33 am

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Bristol Concert with Zakir Hussain

We presented a highly successful concert with tabla virtuoso Zakir Hussain at St George’s Bristol on November 23rd…

November 30, 2021 3:25 pm

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Innovate Music Commissions

PLEASE NOTE: APPLICATION STATUS CLOSED Breaking Barriers is a pioneering project conceived and developed by Asian Arts Agency…

August 10, 2021 2:25 pm

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Veena Concert With Durga Ramakrishnan

We released our first digital concert in our new “Breaking Barriers” music commission. On 20th of August 2021,…

December 20, 2021 12:14 pm

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Breaking Barriers

We are delighted to receive a grant from the National Lottery Project Grants programme through Arts Council England…

May 19, 2021 10:56 am

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#LoveBristolArts – Please Support

We are taking part in #LoveBristolArts, a new collaborative campaign launched by the Bristol Arts Marketing Network (19…

October 19, 2020 10:42 am

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COVID-19 Support

Funding and support for artists and individuals We hope you are coping amidst the challenging circumstances of COVID-19.…

July 13, 2020 5:00 pm

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COVID-19 Update | Message from our Director

First of all we are sending lots of good wishes for everyone. These are tough and unchartered times…

March 19, 2020 2:39 pm

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#ThanksToYou Special Offer

This year is the 25th Birthday of The National Lottery. We’re excited to be a part of the…

November 11, 2019 3:47 pm

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That’s a wrap! Extended tour with Debashish Bhattacharya Trio

In October we produced 3 concerts with Debashish Bhattacharya and his trio at Arnolfini Bristol, Turner Sims Southampton…

November 4, 2019 12:17 pm

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Rhythm Utsav 2019 | Artiste Line Up | Headline Performance

We are looking forward to Rhythm Utsav 2019, Bristol's Indian classical music and dance celebration. Let's take a…

October 30, 2019 10:06 am

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Bristol & Glastonbury Concert Success | Anupama Bhagwat & Gurdain Rayatt

We recently presented two successful concerts with Anupama Bhagwat and Gurdain Rayatt. The concerts took place at St…

September 19, 2019 8:18 am

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Live Music in Historic Glastonbury | Anupama Bhagwat & Gurdain Rayatt

We are soon to present an evening of live music in Glastonbury, the historic Somerset town. Anupama Bhagwat…

September 5, 2019 1:44 pm

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Musical Facts | Anupama Bhagwat & Gurdain Rayatt

In September we present two special concerts with Anupama Bhagwat and Gurdain Rayatt. Ahead of the concerts we…

August 29, 2019 8:55 am

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Indian Classical Raag – Performance Clips | Anupama Bhagwat & Gurdain Rayatt

Indian classical raag is at the heart of Indian classical music. The Indian classical raag can portray a…

August 19, 2019 2:32 pm

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Introducing the artists – Anupama Bhagwat & Gurdain Rayatt

Our artiste introduction presents Anupama Bhagwat, one of the finest sitar players from India, and the excellent UK-based…

July 30, 2019 4:02 pm

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Glowing Audience Response in Glastonbury | Debashish Bhattacharya Trio

Debashish Bhattacharya, slide guitar maestro of India, performed at Glastonbury Town Hall as part of our recent UK…

June 17, 2019 9:06 am

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Major UK & European tour – full dates announced

We present the pioneer of Hindustani slide guitar Debashish Bhattacharya and Songlines Award nominee Anandi Bhattacharya on a…

April 25, 2019 9:32 am

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Sufi maestros mesmerise UK audiences

We produced a highly successful UK tour with Sufi maestros Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwals in March, with performances at major venues…

April 24, 2019 2:44 pm

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PunjabTronix goes to India

We were delighted to take our international project PunjabTronix to India in early March for major performances in Punjab. This is…

April 10, 2019 11:09 am

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High profile national press coverage for Rizwan-Muazzam tour

Our mission is to extend the boundaries of South Asian music and introduce artists to a wider audience.…

April 4, 2019 10:04 am

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Shambala Festival 2019

We are delighted to be presenting slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya at Shambala Festival 2019 as part of…

February 27, 2019 10:42 am

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Beautiful Qawwalis – 5 you may not have heard!

The ancient art of Qawwali is centuries old. Although Qawwali is becoming an increasingly popular genre in World…

February 13, 2019 4:50 pm

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BRITs Apprentice Scheme 2019

Asian Arts Agency is one of ten companies that has been selected from across the UK's music industry…

January 21, 2019 3:31 pm

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Love Opera? Why not try Qawwali

Opera lover? Fan of Pavarotti's high notes? Or perhaps Maria Callas' high notes and dramatic interpretation? Then Qawwali…

January 16, 2019 12:47 pm

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January Culture Flash Sale

Quick-off-the-mark culture fans can save money with thousands of discounted tickets and offers in the Bristol and Bath…

January 16, 2019 12:15 pm

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2018 Highlights | A Year in Review

An Exciting Year For Asian Arts Agency - 2018 highlights As the year draws to a close, we…

December 20, 2018 4:17 pm

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Qawwali Classics | Top 5 Selection

We have now announced full tour dates for Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali's UK tour. Looking forward to Summer 2022, in…

December 13, 2018 5:30 pm

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A Short Introduction to Qawwali

They say music has no language. And such is the magic of Qawwali. The unique essence of Qawwali can…

November 22, 2018 2:03 pm

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We are looking forward to Rhythm Utsav this Saturday. The event is taking place in Bristol. We are…

October 17, 2018 1:03 pm

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WOMAD 2018 - an exciting weekend presenting two artists in three performances. Despite initial visa delays that meant…

August 1, 2018 3:49 pm

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Extra Date Added! Hashmat Sultana to perform in London

We are delighted to announce an additional date for the Sufi Sisters, Hashmat Sultana. The duo will now…

July 9, 2018 2:47 pm

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Tour announcement: Rizwan-Muazzam UK Tour in March 2019

We are delighted to announce we are producing a UK tour with Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali group in March 2019.…

June 18, 2018 11:09 am

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Special warm up show for Hashmat Sultana in Bristol

We are pleased to announce a special warm up show for Hashmat Sultana at The Canteen Bristol. The…

June 13, 2018 1:20 pm

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Red Baraat – London and Bristol Shows!

Red Baraat, "New York music scene's best kept secret" (National Geographic) brought their high octane, gut-busting fusion of jazz,…

May 21, 2018 1:26 pm

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Red Baraat: Top Tracks

Your summer needs these sounds! Red Baraat are a band with pure charisma and dance-prowess. As we look…

May 8, 2018 9:26 am

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Indian Man speaks about Womex 2017

Last year we supported urban Bhangra DJ, Indian Man, to attend Womex 2017 (World Music Expo), the largest annual…

April 26, 2018 11:10 am

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Debashish Bhattacharya | Outstanding talent

One of the finest slide guitarists in the world, Debashish Bhattacharya, performed at St George's, Bristol on 26…

April 5, 2018 11:27 am

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The Bollywood and Sufi singing star Harshdeep Kaur performed her debut solo UK concerts in March 2018, managed…

April 5, 2018 11:09 am

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Sanju Sahai: Tabla maestro in Bristol

Sanju Sahai will accompany Hindustani slide guitar maestro Debashish Bhattacharya, on Monday 26 March. Born into a traditional  lineage of…

March 22, 2018 6:00 pm

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The Maestro of Hindustani Slide Guitar

Debashish Bhattacharya is a prodigy who has helped Indian classical music evolve. Born into a family of musicians,…

March 15, 2018 4:02 pm

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Red Baraat – UK concerts announcement

We are excited to announce two UK concert dates with Brooklyn's finest dhol 'n' brass band Red Baraat,…

March 8, 2018 12:08 pm

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International Women’s Day 2018

We at Asian Arts Agency are celebrating Harshdeep Kaur's girl power! The Queen of Bollywood and Sufi has certainly…

March 8, 2018 11:53 am

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Harshdeep Kaur: Fun Facts

This month we are presenting the talented singer Harshdeep Kaur in two UK concerts. On the 27th March,…

March 5, 2018 11:47 am

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PunjabTronix to perform at SXSW Music Festival

We are delighted that Asian Arts Agency’s new music commission PunjabTronix has been invited to perform at the…

February 14, 2018 3:43 pm

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Harshdeep Kaur Song Selection

Indian singer Harshdeep Kaur has become a popular name both in the Bollywood and Sufi musical world. Having…

February 1, 2018 11:04 am

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Debashish Bhattacharya – Bristol Concert!

We are delighted to present the prolific Debashish Bhattacharya in concert at St George's Bristol on 26th March…

January 25, 2018 9:00 am

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Season’s greetings | Revisit 2017

Season's greetings from us all at Asian Arts Agency. 2017 has been an exciting year and we would…

December 20, 2017 11:08 am

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Harshdeep Kaur – UK concerts announcement!

We are delighted to announce two UK concert dates with Bollywood and Sufi sensation Harshdeep Kaur in March 2018.…

November 29, 2017 11:00 am

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Roopa Panesar on Sofar Sounds

During our US tour with Roopa Panesar, Pirashanna Thevarajah and Nitin Mitta in September, the trio performed an…

November 28, 2017 5:32 pm

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Exclusive Interview with Debasmita Bhattacharya and Gurdain Rayatt

Rising star of sarod, Debasmita Bhattacharya, performed at St George’s in Bristol. She was accompanied by Gurdain Rayatt,…

November 2, 2017 5:14 pm

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Debasmita Bhattacharya performs sarod in Bristol

Sarod at St George's Bristol Rising star Debasmita Bhattacharya performed at St George's in Bristol on the 22nd…

October 25, 2017 11:28 am

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Asian Arts Agency at Womex 2017

Our Director, Jaswinder Singh, will be flying out to Katowice, Poland, for the 2017 WOMEX conference next week.…

October 18, 2017 2:39 pm

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Roopa Panesar USA Tour Success

We completed a successful tour of the USA with Roopa Panesar in September 2017. A full house at…

October 10, 2017 2:38 pm

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Introducing Debasmita Bhattacharya

The sounds of the sarod in Bristol It is not long until St George's Bristol will be filled…

September 14, 2017 4:03 pm

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PunjabTronix films featured on BBC Arts

We are delighted to be featured on BBC ARTS with our PunjabTronix films The BBC feature highlights the…

September 14, 2017 3:35 pm

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Culture Flash Sale for Bristol and Bath

CULTURE flash sale - save money on thousands of tickets across Bristol and Bath on Thursday 14 September…

September 13, 2017 11:00 am

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Roopa Panesar in concert – check out these amazing performance clips

Ahead of our USA tour with Roopa Panesar in September, we thought we would share a selection of…

August 31, 2017 4:12 pm

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Asian Arts Agency continues International Showcasing work with Roopa Panesar

We are excited to be touring British-Asian sitarist Roopa Panesar in the USA this September, as part of…

August 31, 2017 2:10 pm

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PunjabTronix Storify and Go Solo Films

Our new project PunjabTronix brought together some of the finest musicians from the Punjab with established UK DJ…

August 24, 2017 3:57 pm

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Incredible reception for debut PunjabTronix tour

Our new project PunjabTronix completed a successful debut tour around the UK to 7 venues in July 2017.…

August 1, 2017 1:52 pm

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Roopa Panesar US Tour announcement

We are excited to announce we will be touring British-Indian sitar player Roopa Panesar in the US this…

August 1, 2017 12:55 pm

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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 due to be…

July 11, 2017 2:15 pm

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Punjabi musicians arrive in Bristol for PunjabTronix residency

Some of the finest musicians from Punjab arrived in Bristol yesterday evening (Wednesday 5 July) to start working…

July 6, 2017 9:41 am

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

We are delighted to maintain our National Portfolio Organisation status for 2018-2022 and thankful to Arts Council England…

June 28, 2017 3:57 pm

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India on Film strand announced at Watershed, Bristol

We are delighted to be linking up with Watershed, Bristol, this summer to present a series of films…

June 5, 2017 11:46 am

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Bhangra legend Malkit Singh to perform in Bristol this December

Living Bhangra legend Malkit Singh (MBE) will pay a special visit to Bristol for a night of Punjabi…

May 30, 2017 2:00 pm

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PunjabTronix – Facebook Live Stream

Tune in for the first Facebook live stream this evening, Wednesday 17 May at 7.30pm (UK time), featuring DJ…

May 17, 2017 10:12 am

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Exclusive preview of PunjabTronix at Alchemy Black Country Festival

DJ Swami and John Minton present an exciting preview performance of PunjabTronix this Saturday 20 May at Wolverhampton…

May 16, 2017 4:06 pm

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Wonderful audiences and reviews for Rizwan-Muazzam UK tour

Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, nephews of late Qawwali legend Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, toured to six prestigious venues around the…

April 18, 2017 12:11 pm

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Tour announcement: Punjabtronix tour dates

We are pleased to announce Punjabtronix UK tour dates in July 2017. For tour dates visit the Punjabtronix…

April 6, 2017 4:06 pm

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Tour announcement: Delhi 2 Dublin return to the UK this summer

We are super excited to announce that Canada's Delhi 2 Dublin will bring their energetic live show back…

March 15, 2017 12:13 pm

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Punjabtronix Creative Residency in Punjab, India

Asian Arts Agency's latest international project, Punjabtronix, entered another exciting stage in February, as lead artist DJ Swami…

March 15, 2017 12:02 pm

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A brief introduction to Qawwali

Ahead of our UK tour with Rizwan-Muazzam Qawwali, Soni Kaur, Asian Arts Agency’s Marketing and Events Assistant, brings…

February 22, 2017 2:39 pm

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Punjabtronix residency to take place in India this month

Lead artist DJ Swami and Jaswinder Singh, Project Producer and Director at Asian Arts Agency, will fly out…

February 14, 2017 3:25 pm

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Rizwan-Muazzam to perform live on the BBC

Rizwan-Muazzam at the BBC - they have been invited to perform live on the BBC's flagship world music…

February 14, 2017 3:13 pm

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Roopa Panesar showcases in New York

To kick start our 2017 international showcasing programme, we took British-Asian sitar player Roopa Panesar to New York…

January 18, 2017 11:43 am

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January – Arts Flash Sale for Bristol and Bath

Kick start your cultural year by grabbing a bargain ticket to some great events in Bristol and Bath…

January 18, 2017 10:24 am

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Season’s greetings from Asian Arts Agency

Season Greetings from Asian Arts Agency. A big thank you to all of our audiences, supporters and artists,…

December 22, 2016 12:11 pm

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“Sanu Nehar Wale” by Naseebo Lal

We have just released a new short film on Youtube,  Sanu Nehar Wale by Naseebo Lal. Made famous…

December 19, 2016 11:37 am

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Showcasing Roopa Panesar in New York

Asian Arts Agency is pleased to be showcasing British-Indian sitar player Roopa Panesar in New York, in a new…

December 19, 2016 11:33 am

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Naseebo Lal – Watch Colston Hall Highlights and Audience Reactions!

Check out the highlights and audience reactions from Naseebo Lal at Coltson Hall. A sold out performance back…

November 29, 2016 2:46 pm

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Jyotsna Srikanth and Bollywood Brass Band at St George’s Bristol

Jyotsna Srikanth and Bollywood Brass Band at St George's Bristol presented a stunning collaboration on Sunday 30 October. Mixing…

November 7, 2016 3:40 pm

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Torchbearers of the Qawwali tradition, the Rizwan-Muazzam group from Pakistan will bring their stunning interpretation of classic Sufi…

October 19, 2016 10:25 am

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Asian Arts Agency at Womex 2016

Jaswinder (the Agency's Director) and Steve (the Agency's Events Co-ordinator) are flying out today, 19 October, to meet…

October 19, 2016 9:37 am

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Naseebo Lal and the Legends Band sell out The Lantern, Colston Hall

Prolific Pakistani folk singer Naseebo Lal and the Legends Band performed to a sold out audience at Colston…

October 6, 2016 11:21 am

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Barmer Boys Debut UK Tour 2016!

We were delighted to complete the Barmer Boys debut UK tour successfully in September 2016, with performances at…

October 4, 2016 1:39 pm

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An enchanting evening with Roopa Panesar and Jyotsna Srikanth

On March 18th 2016 we brought two Classical Indian Contemporaries to St George's concert hall in Bristol: Roopa…

October 3, 2016 1:56 pm

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Dhol Foundation complete debut North America tour 2016

The UK’s Dhol Foundation completed a successful 8 date tour of North America in September 2016, managed by…

October 6, 2016 11:20 am

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Happy New Year 2016!

What an incredible action-packed year 2015 was for us at Asian Arts Agency! Starting in February, sarod maestro…

January 13, 2016 10:59 am

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Sain Zahoor 2015 Tour: Highlights!

Earlier this Autumn, Asian Arts Agency brought Sufi maestro Sain Zahoor over from Pakistan on a tour of…

November 30, 2015 12:58 pm

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Aadhunik: An insight into DJ Rekha

British-born Brooklyn-based DJ Rekha was born in London in 1971 to Indian parents, and spent several years in…

November 19, 2015 3:56 pm

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A primer on Sufism

Asian Arts Agency intern Alison brings you a quick guide to Sufi music! Sufi music is the devotional…

September 24, 2015 10:12 am

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A Very Special Sunday

Sunday 6th September was a very busy day for us here at Asian Arts Agency! We started the…

September 7, 2015 1:00 pm

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Red Baraat WOW the crowds at WOMAD

Last weekend Asian Arts Agency brought Red Baraat all the way from the USA for a fun-packed few…

July 30, 2015 5:33 pm

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Festival Season with Asian Arts Agency!

It's that time of year: festival season! This summer Asian Arts Agency are delighted to be extending the…

July 8, 2015 3:18 pm

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Bhangra Day Out in Bath

Tuesday 16th June saw Asian Arts Agency kick off our summer season with a very special day of education…

June 18, 2015 2:16 pm

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An exciting summer 2015 coming up

With the first hints of spring in the air, at Asian Arts Agency we're excited about the summer…

March 12, 2015 10:11 am

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