Shama Rahman Band


An EPK highlighting the the storytelling ethos, international concerts played, versatility, and next direction of the band,
  • Shama Rahman EPK
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  • country:United Kingdom
  • style(s):Global Beats, World Jazz
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band, Composer/Songwriter, Quintet
  • gender:female
  • instrumentation:electronic, singer songwriter, jazz combo
  • artist submitted by:Jugular: Joining The Head and the Heart

Line up

  • Shama Rahman (Sitar (Acoustic/electric), Vocals, Ukelele)


"The story telling within the songs is excellent, drawing on the mystic, love, poetry and nature." (Manchester In Review)

'Love it all!' (Gilles Peterson)

"..consistently able to combine new elements & sounds with what is already present to create an incredibly unique record... a musical & paramusical strength that many others could take valuable lessons from, may her own work continue to show those strengths for a long time to come."-7bitArcade
Award-winning sitarist, composer and singer, Shama Rahman weaves stories that start life as poems and take flight as songs. The sitar is centre-stage within a brilliant 5-piece band, playing original lyrically poetic music with a whole heap of energy - garnering praise from the likes of Gilles Peterson. Mixing music from English, Bengali, Bulgarian and West African jazz/folk traditions, with jazz improvisational textures and urban world beats, she sings over her sitar passionately with folk-reminiscent observations on life, love, revolutions and time.

'Beautiful and Intoxicating. I love it' (Michelle Hussey, BBC6 Introducing Manchester)

"Truly outstanding and original the next level" Gigs and Festivals

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'Creative work by Shama Rahman or soon to be Dr Rahman!' Lopa Kothari, BBC3 World Routes

'…Impressively inventive debut of Shama Rahman’s band performing quirky, intelligent tunes' (The Arts Desk)

BBC London Radio: "Wow..that was amazing! We could have you on all day!"