An electrifying combination of soaring Eastern melodies, electronics, tabla, deep bass grooves and visual art, Samia Malik’s dynamic, evolving working practice encompasses music, visual art and education and asks challenging and important questions about our common humanity.
Samia's latest album SONGS TO HEAL AND EMPOWER WILL BE RELEASED IN 2023
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Born in Saudi Arabia to Pakistani parents, Samia has lived in the UK since she was a child. She writes, performs and produces bilingual Urdu and English songs based on traditional Urdu Ghazal (a highly refined union of poetry with music) extending and subverting the form to explore contemporary issues around identity, race and gender.
Samia has collaborated and toured nationally and internationally with acclaimed world-class musicians, writers and artists including Baluji Shrivastav OBE, Mallika Sarabhai, Giuliano Modarelli, Seemab Gul, Al MacSween, Sukhdeep Dhanjal, Sianed Jones and Cris Cheek.
She has released five albums: The Colour of the Heart (1998) Jaago – Wake Up (2004), Azaadi: Freedom (2017), 'Colours of Her Heart' (2019) and 'Samia Malik Live at Norwich Arts Centre' (2019).
Samia is also a visual artist: her live shows are supported by projections of her original paintings and videos.