The World's Music at Oxford: Moushumi Bhowmik - Songs Old and New from Bengal

The World's Music at Oxford is a project which blends research into global musics with live performance. The concerts are free of charge and open to all.
  • Date 17 October 2018 - 7.30 p.m.
  • Location The Auditorium, Garden Quad, St John's College

The World's Music at Oxford project, created in 2016, is run by postgraduate students researching a wide range of global musics. It aims to provide a platform for voices and musical styles rarely heard in Oxford, and to build new links between the University and the general public. Events showcase renowned performers from the UK and abroad. 

The project is supported by St John's, the AHRC-TORCH Graduate Fund, St John's MCR, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and the Oxford University Music Faculty.

Moushumi Bhowmik, singer, writer, and music researcher from Kolkata (Calcutta) will sing and talk about her art of listening and making music. She will be joined by her long-time colleague, British composer and multi-instrumentalist Oliver Weeks. Moushumi sings in Bengali but presents her work in English, with translations of her songs.

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This performance will draw on Moushumi Bhowmik’s long-standing research project, The Travelling Archive, which shares with readers and listeners selections from a growing collection of folk music of Bengal, recorded in the field by herself and Sukanta Majumdar from 2003.

Tickets are free and are available through here.

The World's Music at Oxford