Zoe Rahman
Zoe Rahman
18th December 2021
Mid-day Mantra: Zoe Rahman Trio, a Bangladesh at 50 Special
1pm
Free
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A Mid-day Mantra family special with live music from The Zoe Rahman Trio, poetry readings, and Bengali craft, to mark the anniversary of the Independence of Bangladesh, 50 years ago this month

Zoe Rahman was born in Chichester, UK, to a Bengali father and English mother, and studied classical piano at the Royal Academy of Music. Later she took a music degree at Oxford University and then won a scholarship to study jazz performance at Berklee College of Music, Boston, where she studied with the inspirational pianist JoAnne Brackeen.

Zoe’s albums have won many awards and acclaim including a MOBO for best Jazz Act 2012 (a work of breathtaking musical imagination’, Metro), Mercury Award nomination in 2006, and ‘Jazz Album of the Year’ at the UK’s first Parliamentary Jazz Awards. Her fourth album, Where Rivers Meet, is a stunning collaboration with her brother Idris, exploring music from their Bengali heritage, which creates “a wholly original brand of Anglo-Asian music” (Sunday Times).

The Zoe Rahman Trio will feature Idris Rahman on Clarinet and Debipriya Sircar on Sitar.

Also appearing is poet Tamanna Abdul-Karim, craft artists Dilwara Begum and Sameerah Hussein.

Mid-day Mantra concerts take place in Symphony Hall’s brand-new The Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space. The concerts are free but you must book a ticket to attend at www.BMusic.co.uk

We are delighted to be partnering with B:Music to bring back Mid-day Mantra after a 7 year break of this hugely popular concert series. Happening monthly, the next Mid-day Mantra is on Saturday 29 January 2022, 1pm. Details soon, follow us on twitter @sampad_arts for quick updates.