A vivid fusion of mystical poetry, liberationist politics and deep trance grooves, one of those magic projects that grow in intensity with every listen David Lewis Exclaim
A wake up call Sarwar Kashari Kashmir Images
Beautifully played and finely written Simon Hopkins Motion
Passionate and easily understood across international frontiers The Asian Times
The Colour of the Heart
Released in September 1998
Samia Malik Live at Norwich Arts Centre March 6th 2018
Released June 2019
Colours of Her Heart
Released March 2019
Released October 2004
'A sensual and melodic sound that touches the soul’ Debjani Chatterjee Brian D’Arcy Writing in Education
'Samia Malik’s singing in Urdu is gorgeous, as are her melodies, but gorgeous though these are her writing is even more striking. She writes in the Urdu tradition of sung poetry and takes it to completely new territory by giving voice to her own and possibly a generation of Asian women’s experience in Britain. It is wonderfully powerful writing' lan Scott Resonance
Jaago - Wake Up
Azaadi : Freedom
The album of the tour, Azaadi: Freedom (2017) includes a 32 page full colour booklet with Samia’s original Urdu Ghazals, all translations in English and includes pages of her original visual art.
'Standout tracks’ are ‘truly moving original Urdu ghazals saturated with birha – melancholic longing’ Amardeep Dhillon SONGLINES
‘In a world where we are becoming more attune to divisions, ‘Azaadi’ in fact celebrates difference, individualism and originality’ Aisha Farooq DESIblitz
Released June 2017
'Compelling and highly original.' Jameela Siddiqi SONGLINES
An electrifying collaboration with internationally respected Italian guitarist Giuliano Modarelli, ‘astonishing’ pianist Al MacSween and virtuoso tabla player Sukhdeep Dhanjal, and released as part of a UK wide tour 2019, this is truly music of the world: combining Samia’s powerful songs, rooted in Ghazal and Indian classical music and fused with flashes of Arabic, Bhangra, Flamenco, Latin, World Folk, Bollywood, Eastern European, jazz and unparalleled improvisation to create a thrillingly ‘new genre.’
This CD includes an 8 page booklet of translations and original visual art.
In spring 2019 Samia toured across the USA in a multimedia production based on Samia's music with Mallika Sarabhai, celebrated dancer and actress, and dancers from Darpana Academy (Gujerat, India). The hugely successful tour, Colours of Her Heart was sold out in every venue.
This is the complete soundtrack of the show.
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