• Friday, December 01, 2023


Sarod maestro Soumik Datta reveals what drives him as a musician

PULLING THE STRINGS: Soumik Datta recording King of Ghosts © Pete LeMay

By: Lauren Codling

by LAUREN CODLING A CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED musician has said that Asian artists should be “joining forces” with others they admire to create more opportunities for themselves in the industry. Soumik Datta, 34, is one of the UK’s most prominent British Indian composers and sarod players. Born in west Bengal, Datta moved to London when he was 10 and acknowledges that there were few opportunities for Asian artists to get involved in the arts industry back then. “If I look back into the work I’ve done, I’ve either been lucky to have been at the right place at the right time…

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