South Asian Heritage Month: Celebrating Music & Creativity in Harrow

To celebrate the second year of South Asian Heritage Month, we’re excited to launch an online exhibition showcasing the story of South Asian Music in Harrow featuring stories from the community. This exhibition  is supported by South Asian Heritage Month, Harrow Music Service and Kala Anjali Arts.

What is South Asian Heritage Month?

South Asian Heritage Month (SAHM) runs from 18th July to 17th August every year. Last year Headstone Manor & Museum took part in it for the first time, you can view the 2020 online exhibition here.  SAHM “seeks to raise the profile of British South Asian heritage and history in the UK through education, arts, culture and commemoration, with the goal of helping people to better understand the diversity of present-day Britain and improve social cohesion across the country”.

This year we’ve decided to follow’s SAHM theme on creativity by exploring South Asian Music.

Who is Punitha Perinparaja?

The Story of Punitha and South Asian Music in Harrow

Punitha as a Composer

Indian Musical Instruments

South Asian Music in Harrow

Importance of South Asian Music in Britain

Rangoli designs in a group of three with colourful designs