Supported by British Council and as part of a special Wales-India cultural connection project, two of the most exciting emerging artists from their respective countries come together and celebrate their heritage. In collaboration with FOCUS Wales, our headliner, the welsh soulstress Eädyth will be supported by Indian classical and contemporary performer Mangka

Eädyth

Fans of Solange and Jill Scott will revel in the warmth of Eädyth’s soulful, soaring vocals, whilst fans of Massive Attack will enjoy the combination of fractured beats with melancholic and powerful production. 2021 was a high note for Eädyth, she has continued to receive support and acknowledgement for her releases through the challenging period.Eädyth has had continued acknowledgment and opportunities for her sound designing skills. She was the composer for Cardiff’s Sherman Theatre’s ‘The Merthyr Stigmatist’, and is continuing to work alongside the theatre as a sound designer/composer. Eädyth also received support from Wales based artist talent agency BLOCS and was showcased on 5 different stages in North Wales’s international multi-venue festival FOCUS Wales at the end of 2021. This year will bring many exciting opportunities for Eädyth. She is currently working in her home studio, on her new EP ‘Heal Yourself’ which will be released this year.

Mangka

Mangka is an Indian Manipuri folk, classical and contemporary song performer and a Pena player. She is also one of the few remaining Moirang Sai (storytelling artform) and Basok (female performance art) artists. She received her training by several famous Indian classical artists like Guru Langathel Thoinu and Padmashri Guru Khangembam Mangi. She is the recipient of the State Icon Award in Manipur, India.

NAVINA

Singer-songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist NAVINA has been gaining industry recognition and momentum since releasing her “_SHAPES collection_” of singles in the last year, including ‘_27 Hearts_’ and ‘_Circles_’. Her most recent release, Pieces was premiered on BBC Radio London as part of a live session and Premier Radio’s Unsigned. NAVINA also writes and produces for other various artists and is currently involved with publishing at CTM IMAGEM. She also hosts seminars and workshops for the likes of Mixcloud and South Asian Heritage Month on songwriting. NAVINA recently was a resident artist of The Roundhouse in London.