Najia Bagi has been a practising musician for over 15 years.
Commissions performances and projects include:
Writing choral music as part of Move Me, an Arts Council England funded project in 2016/2017 (more info here) Writing three part choral music as part of What Would Billie Do?, a HOME commission. (more info here) Jah Wobble's ReDux release in 2015 (Visions of You and Becoming More Like God) Beats & Pieces Big Band at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London and RNCM, Manchester Victoria Baths, Manchester as part of Naomi Kendrick’s Drawn to the Beat participatory music drawing event, Arts Council England funded regional tour with The Electronic Exchange and Manchester Camerata Artist in Residence for FutureEverything Festival 2012 (with The Electronic Exchange).
What Would Billie Do?
What Would Billie Do? was a commission by HOME, Manchester to explore loss of self through love. Following Najia's own story of heartbreak, this project involved the public through two-way conversation performances, collection of unwanted objects associated to previous relationships, a short film / documentary piece and musical performances by Najia, Rioghnach Connolly and Lis Murphy. For a full description of this project, click here.
Drawn to the Beat
An unamplified performance in the Gala Pool at Victoria Baths as part of the Drawn to the Beat participatory music drawing event devised by Naomi Kendrick.