The Ananda Shankar Experience with State of Bengal

Series nameMusic

This pink, grey and white flyer features the faces of fusion artist Ananda Shankar and Sam Zaman from the band, State of Bengal. Sampad, in association with ‘mac’ Birmingham, hosted a series of concerts entitled ‘The Ananda Shankar Experience with State of Bengal’ in July 1998. The two artists together with a band of musicians from the UK and India, toured to the Concorde in Brighton, Cooperidge in Plymouth, Lakota in Bristol, Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London, Band on The Wall in Manchester, ‘mac’ Arena in Birmingham and the WOMAD Festival in Reading.

Date of Creation / Publication1998
Associated Person/ OrganisationRay, Piali
Collection and Reference NumberSampad Collection (GB 2661 SA)
Catalogue NumberSA/MU/1
CopyrightThe Creator and/ or the associated
Access to originalsThe originals belong to Sampad
Series notesMusic plays an important role in Sampad's work. The organisation has initiated and developed a range of participatory community music projects in education and youth settings. It aims to produce and promote new music; commission new music projects; and create links and offer new opportunities to upcoming artists. Through its partnerships with other institutions, Sampad also provides training and professional development for musicians in education and community projects.
Collection notesSampad was founded in 1990, under the directorship of Piali Ray OBE. The arts organisation was established to strengthen the infrastructure of South Asian arts in the West Midlands and Birmingham region. Due to Director Piali Ray's background as a dancer, this south Asian arts development agency has retained its strengths in dance, however its current remit is much wider, covering cross art forms of music, theatre, crafts and literature within education and community environments.