Nabihah Iqbal - Listening Party
Thu 24 May 2018

The Listening Party: Nabihah Iqbal

Thu 24 May 2018
18.45 - 20.30
Pay What You Can

The work of our artists is valuable and our events cost money to produce, but we also want them to be as accessible as possible. Therefore, we offer you the opportunity to pay what you can for this event.

River Rooms
New Wing

Series delving into the influences of British-South Asian artists. Curated and hosted by Imran Perretta.

The Listening Party series brings together an array of artists and musicians, each exploring the unique sonic and visual cultures that underpin their practice. In conversation with Somerset House Studios resident, Imran Perretta, the artists will explore their deepest cuts, from music videos obsessions to unreleased album tracks, each meditating on the influences that have shaped their identity and their creative output. For the second event in the series, Imran will be talking to London-based musician and producer Nabihah Iqbal.

Many musicians like to speak of versatility, but Nabihah has better grounds than most. She boasts an MPhil (focused on African history) from Cambridge, experience working in human rights law and a black belt in Karate. Formerly known as Throwing Shade, she’s ditched that moniker to embrace the name she was born with. Readying her debut album for Ninja Tune, “Weighing of the Heart” it’s a big statement in two ways: first, because she’s taken her real name to stand proudly as a female British Asian artists making music and, secondly, because she’s moved her music in a bolder, more expansive direction.

The Listening Party Series culminates in an event at the Deadhouse on Friday 29 June, with exclusive DJ sets from Imran Perretta, Nabihah Iqbal and a headline DJ set from Manara.

Tickets also available on the door. 

Next events in the series:

Thu 28 June 2018 – Adam Bairnbridge (Kindness)

Fri 29 June 2018 –  The Listening Party - Deadhouse event