Samia Malik

A short taster for Azaadi: Freedom, Samia’s solo tour from 2016.

This is footage from the first two performances at Leyden Gallery in East London and Usurp Gallery in North West London. It includes written feedback from the audiences as well as from participants at a songwriting workshop at Southall Black Sisters.

This is a short taster for Samia’s new national touring show Azaadi: Freedom

Samia’s powerful songs, translations and visual art are accompanied by world class ‘sitarist to the stars’ Baluji Shrivastav OBE, ‘exceptional and versatile’ multi instrumentalist Sianed Jones,

virtuoso tabla player Sukhdeep Singh

and live visuals from rising international moving image artist Seemab Gul.


Samia performing Dylan's Masters of War acapella - a preview of the gig on Friday 24th July 2015 at 3pm at The Undercroft, Norwich for the War and Peace exhibition

A performance at The Forum in October 2014 in Celebration of the life and work of Maia Angelou, a fundraiser organised by Anna Mudeka and Tambai Promotions

This video was put together in 2014 to show an art gallery in London a tour of Samia’s artistic journey over the previous 10 or so years.

The song Ik Sheher - A City is one of Samia’s compositions and accompanied by the sublime playing of Baluji Shrivastav on dilruba

Made in 2006 as part of Samia’s degree in Fine Art,  this video features the Bharatnatyam dancer Anne Tiburtius

In 2003 and 2004 Samia collaborated with the acclaimed dancer and activist Mallika Surabhai and an international troupe of dancers - including Sonal Solanki, Arundhati Sinha, Ambra Bergamasco and Jeannine Osayande - through the Darpana Academy of Performing Arts (Ahmedbad, India) on a new show based on her songs: ‘The Colours of the Heart.’

This show, supported by funding from the British Council, toured major cities of India including Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Kolkata Tiruvananthapuram and Ahmedabad.

Controversial and history making performances in Jammu and  Srinagar in Kashmir caused questions in the Parliament of Pakistan and made the news from Australia to the UK. Playing to packed audiences, the show was broadcast live over the major Indian channels.

On returning to the UK, Samia released her second CD ‘Jaago - Wake Up’ in 2004, just as she began a second degree in Fine Art.

This was a show for A World Music Festival Fivizzano in Tuscany in Italy, in 2002, with Samia and her band Garam Masala, featuring Sianed Jones and Sukhdeep Singh. Watch it from 5.30 after the Russian dancers - it also features Ukrainian dancer Tatiana Kalashenko and a full Belorussian orchestra!