Friday Sessions: Mishti Dance Suite
Asian Underground collective present chilled DJ sets and live performances of live music and spoken-word featuring Shagufta Iqbal and Gui Tavares as part of our Friday Sessions.
What to except
Mishti Dance Suite is a new night, designed to run in conjunction with the Mishti Dance concert series which started in 2018. Mishti Dance Suite will take place monthly in Poplar Union’s cafe as an evening concert featuring a spoken word artist and live musician with ambient/chillout DJs supporting. The night, like it’s parent event, will take it’s inspiration from the Asian Underground movement and feature the best in South Asian arts.
Shagufta K Iqbal
Founder of the Yoniverse and Kiota, Shagufta K Iqbal is an award-winning writer, filmmaker, workshop facilitator and Tedx Speaker.
Described by gal-dem as a poet whose work “leaves you validated but aching – her narratives are important, heart-wrenching and relatable.”
Her poetry collection ‘Jam Is For Girls, Girls Get Jam’ has been recommended by Nikesh Shukla as ‘a social political masterclass.’ And she is also published in ‘Slam: You’re Gonna Wanna Hear This’ with McMilllian Books. Shagufta is currently writing her second poetry collection and debut novel.
Gui Tavares is a Brazilian songwriter and musical arranger, currently residing in London, who arranges as well as performs MPB (Brazilian Popular Music), Brazilian Jazz, instrumental arrangements, music for children, and soundtracks, on both guitar and keyboard.
In this performance, Gui will bring different aspects of Brazil culture in its different forms and regions and international connections, empathising the socio-cultural importance in the form of songs.
On Friday 18 February, Mishti Dance Suite will be joined by Orin Begum and Luna Bec.