Born in Tottenham, raised in Edmonton (London, UK) Amrit Kaur Lohia is a Sarangi player and vocalist in genres of Punjabi Folk, Jazz and Soul. She learns Sarangi from Shri Surjeet Singh Aulakh, senior student of Pandit Ram Narayan. She also plays the Mbira. Based in London, she tours internationally as a performer, composer and workshop facilitator. She is a youth worker, mentoring youth offenders and children in foster care. She is also the founder of ‘HUMANISED’, a social enterprise dedicated to humanising history and social issues through the Arts. As well as this, she represents young people as an ambassador for several charities and is currently a Global Youth Ambassador for ‘A World at School’. Amrit is also trained as a theatre director at the Young Vic Theatre and recently graduated with a Distinction in MA History, specialising in South Asia, at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, where she also received her Certificate in Teaching World Music.
A special performance at the exhibition opening on 21st March 2017.
Amrit Kaur Lohia, Musician and MA History (SOAS, University of London) will be presenting her paper: ‘The Martial Race Theory & The Self-Identification of Sikh Soldiers in World War One’ with a special performance at this year’s ‘Punjab Research Group’ Conference at the University of Oxford alongside leading scholars from around the world.