Singer and songwriter Samia Malik’s autumn tour continues with an appearance at Kala Sangam Arts Centre.

Samia’s bold brand of fusion music extends and subverts the traditional Urdu Ghazal form to explore contemporary issues around identity, race and gender through Samia’s powerful original songs written in Urdu and English.

Throughout the tour, Samia will host a series of audience Q&As and workshops, exploring core themes that have inspired her music. These include fleeing domestic abuse and finding happiness.

She is also a visual artist: her live shows are supported by translations and projections of her original visual art. She has collaborated with acclaimed world-class artists including celebrated Indian danseuse and activist Mallika Sarabhai and ‘sitarist to the stars’ Baluji Shrivastav.

The series of workshops will be held with local community groups. Each workshop is designed to help promote understanding and deeper appreciation of Indian music or focus on song writing skills. The community groups will also be invited to join Samia on stage to share their new skills.

Samia said: “I believe art can inform and transform. At a time when barriers are being put up across the world, it is vital to see how art can unite us, how we can use traditional cross cultural forms to explore important contemporary issues around culture, race, identity and gender. I am thrilled to have the chance to work with world-class artists to develop and deliver this work, which will appeal to diverse audience across the UK.”

The show is on Thursday November 28 at 7.30pm Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford BD1 4TY.