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singer songwriter artist producer teacher
An electrifying combination of soaring Eastern melodies, powerful hard hitting and inspiring lyrics in Urdu and English, electronics, tabla, deep bass grooves and art, Samia Malik’s dynamic, evolving working practice explores issues around identity gender and race.
Encompassing music, visual art and education, Samia's 'bold and innovative brand of fusion' asks challenging and important questions about our common humanity and has thrilled audiences across the UK, Europe India and the States.
Samia's latest album SONGS TO HEAL AND EMPOWER WILL BE RELEASED IN 2023 - join the mailing list to stay informed and grab your free download!
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.
'Touches the soul’ Debjani Chatterjee & Brian D’Arcy Writing in Education
‘In a world where we are becoming more attune to divisions, ‘Azaadi’ in fact celebrates difference, individualism and originality’ Aisha Farooq DESIblitz
‘Passionate and easily understood across international frontiers’ The Asian Times
‘A wake up call’ Sarwar Kashari Kashmir Images
'Extraordinary power and Joan Baez- like eloquence’ Geeta Doctor The Hindu
'Standout tracks’ are ‘truly moving original Urdu ghazals saturated with birha – melancholic longing’ Amardeep Dhillon Songlines
'Wonderfully powerful' Alan Scott Resonance