Who is Amrit Kaur?
Born into a Sikh family in London, Amrit Kaur is a singer-songwriter, Sarangi player and vocalist in genres of Punjabi folk, R&B and soul. She is a BBC Future Sounds 2020 artist and BBC Introducing artist. Praised for her live ability by the legendary record producer Rick Rubin, her notable performances include Glastonbury Festival, United Nations with Skip Marley and TEDx.
Amrit is the founder of Humanised, a social enterprise dedicated to humanising history and social issues through the Arts. With workshops taking place across the UK, USA, Canada and India, Humanised was awarded the UnLtd ‘Do it Award’ in 2016 and featured in the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit.
Amrit was a GSL Coach in 2018 and 2019 and has worked in the charity sector for 10 years. She studied BA and MA History at SOAS, University of London, specialising in colonial and social history. Amrit is also Global Youth Ambassador for TheirWorld and has spoken alongside Nobel Peace Prize winners, Rwandan and Holocaust genocide survivors as well as world leaders.
Her music is inspired by displacement, protest music and spiritual literature from around the world.
The challenge is to write a performance piece, a song or a poem, that expresses something that you’re passionate about. Amrit will let you define what protest music means to you, and how local, or global, the topic is!
Sound difficult? Don’t worry… you don’t have to do this all on your own… we’ve got you covered!
Join Amrit on MONDAY 17TH OF AUGUST for a virtual session on protest music! Registration link is below.
We have offered two times and will run both sessions if there enough people registered. Please make sure you say which time works best for you on the registration form.
In preparation, please bring your favourite quote/piece of protest music to share with the group.