Sonam Receives the Devi Award from Sunday Standard
The Ekam Tour - Sept/Oct 2014
Sonam Kalra and the Sufi Gospel Project embarked on a six-country tour that included concerts in Oman, Kuwait, Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon and Mauritius.
We sang at some stunning venues and to very appreciative audiences, even though some of them didn't understand the words - just proving what we say in the Sufi Gospel Project, that regardless of who and how we worship, we are all really just saying the same things to the same God.
The photograph on the right is taken in front of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Giza, where we represented India at the Sama'a Festival of Spiritual Music and Chanting.
Twenty women, who have done exceptional work in their respective fields, were honoured as the first Sunday Standard Devis at an award ceremony held in New Delhi in December, 2014. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje presented trophies to the woman achievers.
Sonam Kalra was one of the recipients of the Devi Award, given for her breaking boundaries in music and "putting a song in our hearts".
Other awardees included exceptional lawyers, judges, executives, entrepreneurs, social workers, loan recovery agents, policewomen and artists.
US Tour - June 2014
In June 2014 Sonam Kalra & the Sufi Gospel Project travelled to 3 cities in the US - Chicago, Seattle and San Francisco. There are so many more places we could sing at - in fact, one of our dreams is to sing gospel music with the best gospel musicians in the United States.
Photo by Inell Lawrence
Sonam and Her Dogs on LittleBlackBook Delhi
LittleBlackBook is a website that covers Delhi - its story, its people and its places - through the eyes of a discerning Delhiite.
Check out this interview with Sonam about her influences, her music and her plans for the future, starring Sonam and her 5 dogs - Gadbad, Chutney, Ladka, Ladki and Chhokra.
Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project - London tour
Four concerts in London in June, 2013
Sonam Kalra & The Sufi Gospel Project toured London in June, where they performed at 4 concerts - for the Lily Foundation, at the Nehru Centre, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and the residence of the Indian High Commissioner.
The concerts were very well received by luminaries of the Indian community in the UK and many people of Indian, British and other nationalities.
We look forward to returning to the UK soon and getting to perform in more cities, where the music and message are equally relevant.
Sonam Kalra Sings at Jahan-e-Khusrau
3rd March, 2013 at Humayun's Tomb, New Delhi
Sonam Kalra, accompanied by musicians of the Sufi Gospel Project and others, sang at Muzaffar Ali's Jahan-e-Khusrau at Arab Ki Sarai, in the Humayun's Tomb complex on Sunday, 3rd March. Sonam sang immediately before the fabulous Abida Parveen, to a full house of almost 3,000 people.
Sonam sang three original compositions and Hallelujah - a favourite from The Sufi Gospel Project.
"The 50 creative powerhouses and impresarios......"
Mail Today, New Delhi. 26th January, 2013
Sonam Kalra was called a "multi-talented diva" in an article by Mail Today that was entitled The Transformers. The feature covered "the 50 creative powerhouses and impresarios who have elevated Delhi from a cultural desert to one of the world's leading arts capitals".
In the list, Sonam rubs shoulders with artists, sculptors, dancers, musicians and other leaders of the capital's cultural community.
Concert for the European Union's Nobel Peace Prize
The Sufi Gospel Project performed at the Norwegian Embassy, New Delhi on 12th December, 2012 to commemorate the awarding of the 2012 Nobel Peace Prize to the European Union.
The concert was attended by Ambassadors of the European Union nations and other countries, including the American Ambassador to New Delhi, Nancy Powell. Various other India dignitaries were also present.
The concert including a number some of the well-known Sufi Gospel Project songs as well as our own versions of Bob Dylan's "Blowin' in the Wind" and Miriam Makeba's "We Speak Peace".
In the photograph, the Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Dr M.M.Pallam Raju is seen presenting a bouquet to Sonam.
The Sufi Gospel Project Wows Singapore
The Sufi Gospel Project performed at the Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of the Arts - at the stunning Esplanade Outdoor Amphitheatre in Singapore. Performing 3 sets each, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, several hundred people got to hear the band on their Singapore debut.
We are hoping to be back in Singapore soon.