Surkanya Purkayastha

Surkanya Purkayastha

Music and Development practitioner

Sukanya is a singer- songwriter from Mumbai, India. She grew up in Delhi and later moved to Mumbai to pursue her singing career and to do a Masters in Social Work. She is well known for her songs in Bollywood films and Television. Her famous songs include Paani da Rang, Mannerless Majnu, Kaisi hai ye Udaasi and Saiyaan Naino ki bhasha. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Music in Development at SOAS, University of London, where is research songs of peace amongst pastoralists in Northern Kenya.

She has also conducted workshops with University and Primary school children in the UK and India on diversity and integration through South Asian music. She has also performed in various festivals such as Small is Beautiful (UK), UCL- India-UK concert and Stanstead Abbotts.

Music and Development practitioner

India,UK,Kenya

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