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Amrit Kaur "Where Punjabi folk meets Aretha soul" - OZY magazine

SINGER-SONGWRITER & MUSICIAN

Born in Tottenham, into a Punjabi/Sikh family, Amrit Kaur Lohia is a singer-songwriter, Sarangi player and vocalist in the genres of Punjabi folk, RnB and soul. Praised by the legendary producer Rick Rubin for her live ability, Amrit has toured across USA, Canada, Europe, India and China as a musician, a youth-worker and social entrepreneur. Her notable performances include Glastonbury Festival 2017 (BBC Acoustic Tipi, Park Stage, Strummerville Stage), UN General Assembly with Skip Marley and Jaipur Literature Festival (India). Amrit was listed as a BBC Asian Network #FutureSounds 2020 artist. Amrit has composed music for TV, film and theatre productions and her music has been played across BBC radio stations.

Her Sofar Sounds video is due to go live on the Sofar Sounds YouTube channel and her Guilty Feminist podcast feature went out to audiences of over 50 million worldwide. She has a confirmed solo session at BBC Maida Vale and is releasing Blind 24 July 2020 - already play-listed by BBC Asian Network and is set to be Amrit’s third release produced by Mercury prize-winner Jonathan Quarmby, recorded at RAK Studios in London.

"Amrit is full of soul and has a power in her voice that shakes any room she sings in. It's always a gift to witness her on stage and be transformed."

- Rupi Kaur, Author of 'Milk & Honey'

NOTABLE SHOWS / AWARDS / TITLES

2020 - BBC Asian Network #FutureSounds2020 Artist

2020 - BBC Maida Vale Session with Ali Sethi (Released on Youtube, BBC Asian Network and BBC Radio 3)

2019 - Performance at UN, New York for Unicef's World Children's Day with Skip Marley

2019 - Island Records CO:LAB Showcase

2019 - BBC Music Introducing... LIVE at Tobacco Dock, London

2019 - Headlining act at The Lyric Hammersmith, London

2018 – MTV Breaks, Live Acoustic Set

2018 – Somerset House Summer Series with Congo Natty

2017 - Asian Achievers Award for Achievement in Arts & Culture

2017 – Glastonbury Festival: Park Stage, Strummerville Stage, BBC Acoustic Session for BBC 6 Music & BBC Asian Network

2016 – Jaipur Literature Festival, India - The biggest literature festival in the world

2016 - OZY Magazine Feature: 'GOOD SH*T'

2016 - BBC Radio Asian Network 'Track of the Week'

UPCOMING

2017 BBC ACOUSTIC SESSION REPLAY ON BBC SOUNDS APP - JUNE 2020

'BLIND' SINGLE AND MUSIC VIDEO RELEASE - 24 JULY

AN INDIAN SUMMER FESTIVAL (DIGITAL) - 13-26 JULY 2020

ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART PODCAST INTERVIEW - JULY 2020

ALEX GLASS 'IN MY HEAD' FEATURING AMRIT KAUR RELEASE - 7 AUGUST 2020

SOFAR SOUNDS SESSION RELEASE ON YOUTUBE - AUGUST 2020

'SHRINES' SINGLE RELEASE - AUGUST 2020

SHORT FILM - LEAD ROLE & COMPOSER - AUTUMN 2020

'HI & LO' SINGLE RELEASE - SEPTEMBER 2020

SOLO BBC MAIDA VALE SESSION - 2020/21

SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR & ACTIVIST

Amrit is the founder/director of HUMANISED, a social enterprise dedicated to humanising history and social issues through the Arts. She was inspired by her education at SOAS University of London to make cultural history accessible to everyone. With workshops taking place across the UK, USA, Canada and India, Humanised was awarded the UnLtd ‘Do it Award’ in 2016 and featured in the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit. Notable collaborations are Princeton University, Colombia University and America Scores (Boston & Harlem NY).

As well as this, she is an ambassador for several charities and heritage organisations and is currently a Global Youth Ambassador for ‘A World at School’, an initiative by Sarah Brown's TheirWorld.

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MANAGEMENT: ferociouskwame@gmail.com

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Navjit Surdhar