Art Asia 40th Celebration Weekend

Published on: 12 November 2021

We are delighted to host our 40th Anniversary weekend at MAST Studios, Southampton with our live celebration on 21st November followed by virtuoso Zakir Hussain live in concert on Monday 22nd November.

This special weekend marks a key milestone for us in delivering and supporting South Asian culture across the Southern region over the last four decades. We would be honoured to have you celebrate it with us!

Utsav – Live Celebration – Sunday 21st November 

Evening celebration 5pm – 9:30pm (with interval and food)

Expect stunning live performances from some of Art Asia’s much loved artists including superb tabla playing from Sanju Sahai, exquisite Bharata Natyam dance by Vidya Thirunarayan, singing and harmonium from the renowned Pooja Angra, Bollywood dancing from the celebrated Rakhi Sood as well as Bollywood Songs presented by Dynamix Band.

The evening performance will be begin at 5pm until 9:30pm and delicious vegetarian food will also be served from the popular Southampton based Punjabi restaurant, Sanjha during the interval from 6.45-7.10 p.m. 

Tickets £10 – BOOK HERE

Limited capacity – tickets must be booked in advance 

You may also wish to join us for our afternoon activity of music and dance performances, dance workshops and art for you and your family to enjoy from 12:30pm – 4pm.

Virtuoso Zakir Hussain, live in concert – Monday 22nd November 

Zakir Hussain’s spectacular tabla playing is one of the great sounds in music today – a virtuoso at the very height of his creative powers.

He played with Ravi Shankar and Ali Akbar Khan, and then made his name through a series of extraordinary collaborations. One bright thread running through his life is his work with John McLaughlin in the great acoustic group Shakti, but this group is also inspired by Planet Drum, his ever-evolving collaboration with Mickey Hart from the Grateful Dead.

Zakir Hussain, will lead on tabla and is joined by Marcus Gilmore on drums, Abbos Kosimov on doyra and Uzbek percussion and Sabir Khan on Sarangi.

We are proud to support this event at Mayflower Studios alongside City of Culture 2025.