“One of the biggest new music talents in Britain’” – Vogue
Soumik Datta is an award-winning musician, producer and television presenter. He plays the 19-stringed sarod and combines Indian music with songwriting, spoken poetry and live electronica. Soumik has collaborated with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Nitin Sawhney, Joss Stone, Anoushka Shankar, Arijit Singh, Akram Khan and Shankar Mahadevan to name a few.
Datta’s highlights include winning the Arts Council England Elevate Award and the British Council’s COP26 x Climate Change grant. An Ambassador of the Earth Day Network, Datta often addresses social and environmental issues through songs, music and film.
In May 2020, BBC Radio 3 commissioned Soumik to create new work for their Culture in Quarantine programme Sounds of Silence, in which he examined the effect of lockdown on musicians in the UK.\
He recently released a new video album titled Silent Spaces, produced in collaboration with the Royal Albert Hall.