Khiyo mix powerful and expressive interpretations of Bengali classics with dynamic and original arrangements
PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT REPLACES THE POSTPONED 30 NOVEMBER 2021 DATE
London-based Khiyo brings together British-Bangladeshi vocalist Sohini Alam, with composer Oliver Weeks and bassist Ben Heartland to give Bengali music a modern, fresh sound. Drawing on South Asian and Western folk and classical traditions, rock, blues and jazz, Khiyo is fast developing a reputation as a formidable live band, first headlining at the Purcell Room as part of the South Bank’s 2013 Alchemy Festival.
Khiyo is named after a letter in the Bengali alphabet; a combination of two letters, it also has an identity of its own. Similarly, though the band’s members draw on many different musical backgrounds, the amalgamation of the whole has a singularly identifiable sound.
Presented by SAMA Arts Network. Supported by Arts Council England.