Sufis & Contemporary Poets Watermans Art Centre London
Shephali Frost evokes the sounds of 15th century mystics from the Indian subcontinent, in the beautiful Watermans Art Centre, in Brentford, London.
Shorish e Dauran - Majaz at Guftgu Jamia
Nehru Centre London Call of Love Song of the Sufis
Shephali Frost sings of love that celebrates earthly desire, and yet transcends to the level of heavenly devotion. Her music will explore the poetry of, the 15th century princess, Meera Bai, who constantly seeked union with an eternal Krishna – who for ever remained out of her bodily reach but was inexorably fused in her entire being.
Shephali will also sing the poetry of a modern Sufiyana poet who lived in the emotionally devastating time of the subcontinent’s partition in 1947 – the great Shiv Kumar Batalavi.
Shephali Frost’s creative projects crisscross, UK and India - the two countries she lives and works in. Trained in Hindustani classical music, she has chosen to sing across the genres of ghazals and Sufi music. Her special area of interest of course, is the Nazm, which she brings to life with her soulful voice and passion for Urdu poetry.
Shephali brings her deep interest in world history to songs of diaspora – singing the poetry of love and revolution across countries and civilisations. An extremely talented and versatile artist, her repertoire extends from the songs of the nineteenth century Sufi saint, Shah Turab Ali Qalandar of Kakori Sahrif in Lucknow, to the poetry of Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Habib Jalib. The rebellious poetry of Majaz Lakhnavi is of special interest to her, as are the compositions of Mira Bai, Amrita Pritam and the iconoclastic Punjabi poet of the sixteenth century - Shah Hussain.
Accompanied by KEVAL JOSHI Tabla & ROBIN CHRISTIAN Flute
In association with SAMA Arts Network
Adab ki ek shaam - London
Khiraj e Aqeedat Poetry of Asrar Ul Haq Majaz
Poetry and revolutionary legacy of rebel-romantic poet Asrar Ul Haq Majaz, composed by Jagmohan Josji, accompanied by Ustaad Kamaal Khan Sahab on sarangi, Feroze Khan Sahab on Tabla.
Refugee Action Week UK, Southend on Sea
Organised by United Reform, in aid of Refugee Action Week at the Crowstone, Southend on Sea.
Heart of Exile World Refugee week
Music in aid of Refugee Action Colchester, UK Accompanied on Oud with Qusai, a political refugee from Syria.
Cine Ink & Radio Manzil present the recording of a Live Concert by Shephali Frost, produced by Jay Visvadeva of Sama Arts Network, in association with the Nehru Centre, London, on 24 May 2018.
Broadcaster Achala Sharma introduced the concert in front of an invited audience. Keval Joshi accompanied on Tabla and Robin Christian on Flute.
Trained in Hindustani classical music, Shephali sings across the genres of ghazals and Sufi music.
Shephali brings her deep interest in world history to songs of diaspora – singing the poetry of love and revolution across countries and civilisations. An extremely talented and versatile artist, her repertoire extends from the songs of the 18th century Sufi saint, Shah Turab Ali Qalandar of Kakori Sharif in Lucknow, to the poetry of Shiv Kumar Batalvi in Punjab.
She also sang Mira Bai and the iconoclastic Saraiki/Punjabi poet of the sixteenth century – Shah Hussain.