STYLE: Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Persian
Location: Main Stage
Suzana Ansar is an British born Bengali singer, actress and television presenter. A multi-linguist and instrumentalist, Ansar plays harmonium, tanpura, sitar and piano and sings in Hindi, Urdu, Bengali and Persian.
In February 2013, Ansar’s second album Mehvashaa, co-recorded with Raja Kaasheff, was released and launched at the House of Commons. Ansar’s music has represented the works of Bengali poet Kazi Nazrul Islam.She has toured U.S, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Germany, Belgium, Greece, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand, Bangladesh and India. She has performed alongside Bangladeshi singers Ayub Bachchu, Baby Naznin, Runa Laila, Asif Akbar, Momtaz Begum, James Nagar Baul and Habib as well as Bollywood playback singer Sonu Nigam. We’re delighted to welcome such a multi-talented performer to the 2015 Edinburgh Mela.