19 May 2022
On Thursday 12 May SOAS and RADA students produced a concert of international music featuring the band, Mariachi Las Adelitas and word music collective, Lokkhi Terra. The concert also featured SOAS Professor of Practice, Kishon Khan as part of the London-based world music collective, Lokkhi Terra.
This project is part of an ongoing collaboration between RADA and SOAS enabling students to work with and experience a broad cultural spectrum of theatre, art, and live music, by producing shows with international musicians, and collaborating with partners from world-leading institutions and renowned technical providers.
About Mariachi Las Adelitas
Mariachi Las Adelitas were formed in 2013 named for the ‘Adelitas’, Mexican women who took to arms in the Mexican revolution to rebel against the many injustices of the time. The name comes from one such woman, for whom a famous revolutionary ‘corrido’ was written but has now come to symbolise all these fearless warrior women. Formed in London in 2013 this unique band was born out of the desire to shatter stereotypes within this traditionally male-dominated genre.
About Lokkhi Terra
Lokkhi Terra is a London-based world music collective. Their music combines Bangladeshi folk tunes with Afro-beat and Cuban rumba. Established by pianist Kishon Khan, the band played its first gig at London's Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2006. They have performed at numerous venues since then, including WOMAD, Ronnie Scott's, Barbican Centre, and the opening ceremony of the South Asian Games.