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‘SO THAT WE CAN DREAM’: SONGS OF MOUSHUMI BHOUMIK with OLIVER WEEK

September 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST


Friday 23rd September, 6 – 8:30 pm @ MayDay Rooms

Moushumi Bhowmik’s music from Bengal is ‘deeply political but she does not write or perform the stereotypical protest song … [her songs are] characterised by the politics of the everyday and the images of the everyday … they appeal for empathy and write about emancipation and they write about the power of the dream.’ (Professor Sumangala Damodaran, singer and author of ‘The Radical Impulse: Music in the Tradition of the Indian People’s Theatre Association’.

Based in Kolkata, Moushumi lives and works between eastern India, Bangladesh and parts of London; she collaborates with artists and scholars from multiple disciplines. In London Moushumi has been collaborating for the past two decades with British composer and multi-instrumentalist Oliver Weeks, bassist Ben Heartland, cellist Ros Acton and violinist Flora Curzon. In addition to writing, composing and singing, Moushumi is also a music researcher and archivist (The Travelling Archive: Field Recordings and Field Notes from Bengal www.thetravellingarchive.org).

MayDay Rooms will be in conversation with Moushumi, alongside Dr. Priyanka Basu, about her practice and approach to archiving. Drinks provided!

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Date:
September 23
Time:
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm BST
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MayDay Rooms
88 Fleet Street
London, County EC4Y 1DH United Kingdom
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