Najma Akhtar – Composes, sings and acts the role of the narrator in William Shakespeare’s, ‘PERICLES’.
Cornucopia Theatre Company presents its fifth site-specific Shakespeare production, ‘Pericles’ at Glamis Adventure Playground, Tower Hamlets, London.
12 performances Fridays and Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 4pm:
September 29 & 30
October 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22.
Entry by donation to the playground.
Saturday 11th June 2016
THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE PRESENT
LIVE ON STAGE
NAJMA AKHTAR TRIO
The Queen of Anglo-Asian music giving blues and folk a distinctive Indian twist
On the Decks:
THE SHOUT COLLECTIVE
Spinning the best selection of blues, soul, funk & global sounds
£5 (+£0.50 bkg fee) in advance:
£7 on the door
I am honoured to be performing my Five Rivers project with my full band on 8 April 2016 as part of the Women in Music Festival presented by Sama Arts Network at the Nehru Centre, London. The festival curated by Jay Visvadeva is a fantastic festival with an incredible line up of women of South Asian origin
Here's a lovely review and some great photos of a fundraising event for Calais refugees I was recently involved in. I performed alongside some wonderful musicians and the comedian Jeremy Hardy hosted by Jamie Renton at Bedroom Bar, London.
I performed 3 songs from my new project - Five Rivers as a trio - with David Wilkins on guitar and Matt Grabham on violin. Hear "Black is the Colour" one of the songs from our rehearsal in preparation for the concert.
Autumn has begun with Najma giving performances around England.
We hope that you are able to make one of them.
Presenting songs & poetry, expressed through the music of Indian Ghazal & Western Folk. Connecting vocal expressions through the rich musical landscape of the cultures that surround them. Najma Akhtar is a British Asian singer songwriter. Her voice has been described as “a heaven-sent gift” (Songlines), “immaculate” (The Guardian) and “enchanting and splendid” (All Music Guide). She has collaborated with many world-class artists, including Jimmy Page & Robert Plant, Andy Summers, Basement Jaxx, Jethro Tull and Philip Glass.
Saturday 18th July : Night of Festivals - Barking , London, England
Abbey Green UK (30 min. Free performance)
Performance – Performance Dome 3.30pm (Semi- acoustic trio set)
Sunday 19th July : RhythmTree Festival - Isle Of Wight, England
Performance – Main Stage – 2.30pm (Band set)
Saturday 29th August 2015 : The Bank Eye: Suffolk, England
2 Castle Street, Eye, Suffolk. IP23 7AN. UK - 01379 873495
Performance – 7.15pm ( Semi- acoustic trio set)
Saturday 5th Sept 2015 : One World Folk Festival' Tottenham. London, England
Najma invited to accompany Irish folk-flautist & multi-instrumentalist Jacquelyn Hynes at the 'One World Folk Festival' as part of her 'Silver and Wood' tour. Venue/ Stage : The Shell Stage
Performance time - 4.15pm - 4.50pm
Lordship Recreation Ground, Lordship Lane, Tottenham, London N17 6NU, England
Saturday 26TH September 2015 – Eid Special Traditional music performance
Venue : Birmingham, England
Performance time – 9.00 pm - 11.00pm
Friday 2nd Oct 2015 Night of Festivals - Leicester, England
Performance – 9.00pm (Band set)
Venue - Main Stage - Humberstone Gate Leicester LE1 1WA UK
Friday 9th Oct 2015 - Brunel University Lunchtime Concert Series, England
Performance – 1.15pm (Duo)
3rd in a series of lunchtime concerts - Brunel University Arts
Fri 9th October 2015 - Village Hall, West Buckland, Devon (not the Somerset West, Buckland), England
Performance – 8.00pm ( Semi- acoustic trio set)
Saturday 10th Oct -The Yoga Barn, Lee ( Semi- acoustic trio set)
Venue : Lincombe Lee, Woolacombe, Devon EX34 8, England Tel 01271 862906
Friday 16th Oct 2015 The Railway Venue - Bolton, England
Performance – 9.00pm (Band set)
37 Chapeltown Road, Bolton BL7 9LY. UK Tel: +44(0)1204 306450
Read a preview of the concert.
Saturday 17 October 2015 - Musicport – Whitby, England
Venue; Main stage, The Whitby Pavilion, West Cliff, Whitby, North Yorkshire YO21 3AJ UK (Band set)
Performance – 2.00pm (Band set)