Connecting his roots in Indian music with a bold, progressive attitude, Soumik Datta is considered ‘one of the biggest new music talents in Britain’ (Vogue). Soumik has collaborated with Beyonce, Jay Z, Bill Bailey, Nitin Sawhney, Anoushka Shankar, Talvin Singh and Joss Stone bringing the ancient Sarod (fretless lute) into a global arena.
Soumik has performed in over 40 countries as a soloist. He has released seven albums and scored three film soundtracks. In 2017, Channel 4 broadcast Soumik’s television debut, a six series titled ‘Tuning 2 You: Lost Musicians of India’ on the fading traditions of folk music in rural India (available to watch on 4OD). The British Film Institute has commissioned him to compose new music for film to celebrate 70 years of Indian Independence. Presently, Soumik is developing his first opera in partnership with Royal Opera House exploring bridges between vocal traditions in India and the West.
Soumik is supported by a board of trustees that form Soumik Datta Arts – a charity formed to support his creation of innovate, new work.Soumik Datta Website