Society of Poetry and Indian Music
News & Events (Upcoming & Current)
From Jan 15, 2024 to Jan 15, 2024 in ROYAL ALBERT HALL, LONDON.
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, London SW7 2AP
Monday 15 January 2024 at 6pm (Door opens)
Medieval music & poetry of sensuality and erotic expression from Indian as well as other global traditions.
Dircted by Ahmed Kaysher, Saudha is bringing a hypnotic art-production of medieval music and poetry from Indian and other global traditions on #Sensuality #Lust #Flame #erotocism #shringar #Rasa #seduction with sensuous visual interpretation through the projection of ancient painting and sculpture SHADOW OF SHRINGAR AND SEDUCTION - THUMRI TO TROVADOR at the Elgar Room of the Royal Albert Hall on Monday 15 January 2024 at 6.30pm.
Doopr opens at 6pm.
More information coming soon.
From Jan 15, 2024 to Jan 15, 2023 in Royal Albert Hall.
Meditation Through Medival Music
Royal Albert Hall, London | Monday 15 January 2024 at 6.30pm.
Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music is returning to the world's iconic art-venue Royal Albert Hall for second time on Monday 15 January next year (2024).
Last year, Saudha's production called Frida Kahlo Through Indian Classical Music was sold out a month before the event at Royal Albert Hall and hugely appreciated by art-loving audiences, music critics and renowned ethno-musiclogists around the city.
Directed by Ahmed Kaysher, one of the finest violinists of this time Kala Ramnath joined there to render powerful and spiritual interpretation of painting and words.
A new art-initiative called Meditation Through Medieval Music, directed by Ahmed Kaysher and being shaped by Saudha Society of Poetry and Indian Music is being staged at the Elger Room of Royal Albert Hall.
Ahmed Kaysher, the director of the production says this will be a new take to look at as well as to make a fresh interllectual perception on few traditions of hypnotic medieval music of the world. This will be again a pioneering and meditative session of music and spoken-words.
He says the audiences who follow Saudha's work or those that we haven't reached yet, need to block the day early in advance and buy ticket when it's available online to avoid disappointment in the last minute.
The festival preaches the art and beauty of imagination, languages from different cultural heritages through talks, reading, performances.
Curated by poet Ahmed Kaysher, Saudha is bringing new literature from different languages and different cultural heritages through this unique festival happening all around the UK.
Rich Mix, London
35-47 Bethnal Grn Rd, London E1 6LA
Sunday 4 June at 4pm
This session at Rich Mix offers spoken-word performances, strong literature-based music performances from medieval and pre-medieval age, Book Launches, reading by contemporary poets and its visual interpretation through different form of dances that include poets John FarndonMark CoverdaleJah-Mir EarlyLeo Boix, David Lee MorganHanna KomarMona DashLest G. MedinaTanjina Nur-i Siddique singer and theatre-activist Suha Priyadarshini Chakravorty singer and songwriter Shreya Wadhwa, flautist Tanisha Chowdhury spoken-word artists Poppy ShahnazUrmee MazherMunira ParvinSoma Das dancers Ishita SinhaSayoni Batabyal Lahiri author and pianist Peter Culshaw author Mike Sherriff filmmaker Makbul Chowdhury a versatile Indian singer and Tagore -ambassador Sri Sanjoy Dey for incredible artistic contribution to the launch of the festival.
Canary Wharf Rooftop Garden
Crossrail Place,London,E14 5AB
Saturday, 17 June at 5pm
The session features spoken-word performances, reading by contemporary poets and its visual interpretation through different form of dances.
Leeds Trinity University
Brownberrie Lane,Horsforth,LS18 5HD
Thursday 22 June at 6pm
This session in collaboration with Leeds Trinity University and Leeds 2023 is featuring a talks on New literature New Movement by a few poets and academics, spoken-word performances, poetry-theatre and performance of medieval music based on amazingly powerful lyrics.
Poplar Union, London
2 Cotall Street,London,E14 6TL
Saturday 24 June at 5pm and Sunday 25 June at 4pm
this two-day session at Poplar Union (Saturday 24 June at 5pm and Sunday 25 June at 4pm) features spoken-word performances, reading by experimental poets and writers, presentations of poetry-theatre.
Keats House, London
10 Keats Grove,London,NW3 2RR
Saturday 1 July at 5.30pm
the session at the Keats House is featuring a talks on New literature New Movement by a few poets and academics, spoken-word performances, poetry-theatre and book-launch.
The session focuses on reading from the literature of medieval, pre-medieval and romantic age.
Roundhay Park | Poetry in the wood
Roundhay, Leeds LS8 2JL
Sunday 2 July at 5.30pm
This session at Roundhay Park features spoken-word performances, strong literature-based music performances from medieval and pre-medieval age, reading by contemporary poets with barbecue in the wood.
The House of Commons
St Margaret St,London,SW1A 0AA,GB
Tuesday 4 July at 5pm
Sponsored by Alex Sobel MP, Saudha is bringing new literature from different languages and different cultural heritages through this unique festival happening all around the UK.
The session at the House of Commons is featuring a talk on New literature New Movement by a few poets and academics, spoken-word performances, a book launch of a poetry collection by a talented Bengali poet and academic Shamim Reza.
Registration ticket link:
Nehru Centre, London
8 South Audley Street,London,W1K 1HF,GB
Thursday 13 June 2023 at 6.30pm
The Gronthee International Literature Summit is returning to the city for the second time with leading experimental writers and poets as well as new voices of different languages joining from the UK and abroad.
Curated by the editor of the Gronthee Shamim Shahan and poet Ahmed Kaysher, the festival features readings, presentation of poetry-theatre, talks and book launch and a brief presentation of Raag Lalit by Pt Chiranjeeb Chakraborty.
The highlight of the festival is a book launch (Independence to Freedom) by an iconic promoter of Indian classical music in the West Viram Jasani with a brief appearance of legendary guitarist and the founder of Led Zeppelin Jimmy Page.
Oxford Poetry Library
The Community Works, 21 Park End St, Oxford OX1 1HH
Saturday 9 Septemeber at 3pm
The session in collaboration with Oxford Poetry Library and an oxford-based literary magazine La Ninf Eco, features some haunting spoken-word performances from medieval and pre-medieval manuscripts of different languages (English translation), brief poetry-theatres (theatrical presentation of poetry). reading by contemporary poets from different cultural heritage (with English translation), talks on New Literature / New Movements.
Venue: From Jun 4, 2023 to Sep 30, 2023 in London and other cities
Saudha Bangla Music Festival
Saudha Bangla Music Festival is returning for the 10th year with presentations of wide genres of Bengali music by the best of UK & abroad.
Curated by poet Ahmed Kaysher, the festival brings the evolution of exciting genres of Bengali music that originated from 730AD. Counted as 'the largest and top presentations of Bengali music outside Indian subcontinent, the festival arrays diverse genres of Bengali music from ancient Charajapada, Vaishnav, Ramprasadi, Toppa to Ponchokobi and modern experimental music in different venues around London and other cities e.g. Birmingham, Oxford, Leeds etc.
The House of Commons
St Margaret St,London,SW1A 0AA,GB
Monday 12 June at 6pm
Sponsored by Fabian Hamilton MP, the shadow minister for peace and disarmament, he session at the House of Commons (Committee Room number 9 through Cromwell Green entrance) is featuring a theatrical dance performance The World is One by an acclaimed Indian classical dancer Sohini Roychowdhury Dasgupta (India), Kristina Veselinova,( Bulgaria), Farah Daoud ( Iraq), Rishi Dasgupta (India) on acoustic guitar.
The session also presents talks and reading from the Gronthee anthology, singing from Tagore, his contemporaries and pre-Tagorian composers.
Seven Arts Centre, Leeds
31A Harrogate Road,Chapel Allerton,LS7 3PD
Friday 16 June 2023 at 6pm
The session at Seven Arts Centre features one of the leading vocalists of Indian classical vocal music of this generation Srimati Koyel Bhattacharjee touring from India, a Leeds based prominent semi-classical singer Sumana Basu with a London based talented singer and musician Amith Dey on Keyboard and an emerging maestro of Indian classical Tabla tradition Kuntal Das from India.
Welsh Parliament, Cardiff
Welsh Parliament, Cardiff Bay, Cardiff, CF99 1SN
Friday 29 September at 6pm
Sponsored by the member of Senedd Mark Drakefordhe, the session at the Welsh Parliament will feature Bengali semi-classical and medieval music by leading interpreters from UK and abroad.
Poplar Union, London
2 Cotall Street, London, E14 6TL
Saturday 30 September at 17:30
The session at poplar Union will feature Bengali semi-classical music by a major guests artists joining from India.
Keats House/Museum London
10 Keats Grove, London, NW3 2RR
Saturday 7 October at 17:30
The session at Keats House is bringing the reflection and poetic affinity of Keats' idea of truth and beauty in haunting presentation of Tagorian and pre-Tagorian Bengali music.
University of Cambridge | ADC Theatre
ADC Theatre, Park Street, Cambridge, CB5 8AS
Date to be confirmed
The session features a hypnotic presentation of pre-Tagorian tradition of Bengali music by leading interpreters those genres.
University of Oxford | Simpkin Lee Theatre
Norham Gardens, Oxford, OX2 6QA
Saturday 28 October at 5pm
The session at Simpkin Lee Theatre (Lady Margaret Hall) features a new take on Rabindranath Tagore (first non-European Nobel Laureate in Literature) and his contemporaries, presentation of splendour of their moving and universal compositions by a few leading interpreters of this captivating music as well as a special music and spoken-words production Threnody in Tagore and Troubadour directed by Ahmed Kaysher.
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London SW7 2AP
Monday 15 January 2024 at 6.30pm
The session at Royal Albert Hall is bringing a rich tradition of Bengali medieval music and its seamless fusion with other ancient music of the world.
Ticket link is coming soon
Venue: From Jun 16, 2023 to Oct 28, 2023 in London, Leeds, Oxford, Cambridge
From Jul 14, 2024 to Oct 27, 2023 in Nehru Centre, University of Leeds, Harrogate Theatre.
Taste of Twilight
Directed by Poet T M Ahmed Kaysher, Taste of Twilight was launched at Senedd, the Welsh Parliament and now touring to Nehru Centre, London, University of Leeds (as part of its international concert series on 14 October ), Harrogate Theatre (27 October), as part of its international concert series, bringing a unique philosophical interpretation of #Twilight, cries and whisper through hypnotic presentation of Raag Marwa, Multani Sebastian Bach, haunting poetry by Walt Whiteman, Sylvia Plath, Dylan Thomas, Ahmed Kaysher and Shree Ganguly; visceral painting by one of the finest Russian landscape painter Isaac Levitan.
Nehru Centre, London
8 S Audley St, London W1K 1HF
Friday 14 July at 6.30pm
One of the finest interpreters of Indian vocal music of this time in India Srimati Koyel Bhattacharya and an emerging maestro of Indian classical Tabla tradition Kuntal Das are joining to perform this session along with a group of talented musicians, spoken-word artists and dancer.
University of Leeds | International Concert Series
University of Leeds,Woodhouse,LS2 9JT
Saturday 14 October at 5pm
6 Oxford Street,Harrogate,HG1 1QF
Friday 27 October at 7pm
From Sep 24, 2023 to Sep 24, 2023 in Aldgate Square, London.
Aldgate Square, London
Aldgate High Street,London, EC3N 1AF
Sunday 24 September 2023 at 3pm
This is a unique and first of its kind production of ancient Indian, Persian & early European Music and poetry.
Curated and directed by poet Ahmed Kaysher, the session in collaboration with Culture team of the city of London Corporation as part of its Bartholomew Fair, features Saudha's first of its kind music and spoken-words production, an ecstasy of hypnotic melodies of Early European e.g. Troubadour, ancient Indian e.g. Vaishnav as well as Persian Sufi music followed by a Bengali village opera (Ballad) - The Story of Gallinule Hunter - Binonder Kiccha.