Shezad Dawood, Concert From Bangladesh - concept sketch, 2021. Courtesy of the artist and UBIK Productions.

Shezad Dawood: Concert From Bangladesh (An Open-Air Film Screening)

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield

Join us for a special open-air screening in the Formal Gardens at YSP of the new video artwork Concert From Bangladesh by artist Shezad Dawood.

Forming part of Yorkshire Sculpture International’s (YSI) Summer 2021 programme, London-based artist Shezad Dawood will present a major new mixed-reality digital work Concert From Bangladesh, to mark the 50th anniversary of Bangladesh’s independence.

Dawood has created a virtual stage for a concert expanding on Ravi Shankar and George Harrison’s 1971 Concert for Bangladesh which was in aid of the relief effort and refugee crisis. The project updates the original concert’s concept, where Shankar and other South Asian performers were relegated to support acts. Instead, Dawood has collaborated with Bangladeshi music producers, musicians and performers to develop Concert From Bangladesh, which will showcase talent across varied Bangladeshi musical traditions, from mystical Baul singing to experimental electronica and Dhaka hip hop.

Further details

  • The work will be screened in the open air in the Formal Gardens at 9.15pm.
  • Your ticket price includes a pre-screening Curator Walk and Talk of sculptures in the open air from 7.30-8.30pm, which are available in Sylheti and English. Please meet at YSP Visitor Centre.
  • Snacks and drink will be available to purchase on site including samosas made with a recipe shared by the local Bangladeshi diaspora community.


Concert From Bangladesh is a project by UBIK Productions and Samdani Art Foundation in collaboration with Shezad Dawood and in partnership with Yorkshire Sculpture International and Chisenhale Gallery. It is supported by the British Council Digital Collaboration Fund, which supports UK and overseas cultural partnerships to develop digitally innovative ways of collaborating.

Sunday 1 August 2021

7.30pm – 10pm

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton

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