South Asian Sounds

Returning in March 2024

Sitar Player performing

A musical journey celebrating contemporary and classical music

South Asian Sounds spotlights contemporary and classical music from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

First held in 2024, this concert series brings together some of the biggest names in South Asian music and cutting-edge new voices. Highlighting cross-genre collaborations the series also featured ambitious UK-based artists and collectives working at the intersection of cultures and musical genres, drawing on everything from bhangra to jazz, Qawwali to club beats.

South Asian Sounds is part of the Southbank Centre’s ongoing mission to reflect and support the breadth of creative communities represented in London and the UK more broadly, creating an exciting space of interplay and experimentation between tradition and innovation.