Recorded Work
  • 16 minute album track with Noel Gallagher and Cornershop, 2001
  • Courtney Pine, on Devotion, and Back In The Day albums
  • Featured on an album (Su) with Mercan Dede
  • Composing music for two plays at the West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds, 2005
  • Composing in Beijing, with several Chinese composers, for a cross-cultural project organised by PRS Foundation and CASH
  • Recently signed by Big Life Publishing and All Seriousness Music, her debut album is produced by Youth and will be released on the Liquid Sound Design label early in 2008.
  • Recorded with The Imagined Village - the album grew out of a discussion prompted by the BBC Radio 3 documentary "A Place Called England", which addressed the blind spot amongst the English concerning their own musical heritage.

    The Imagined Village is also influenced by Georgina Boyes' book of the same name, which examined the pivotal impact Victorian and Edwardian song collectors, most notably Cecil Sharp, made on the development of an English music repertoire. They were the original folk revivalists whose work left an amazing legacy for future generations. As with most legacies, the treasures contained within are open to re-examination and as society and music changes, the song may not always remain the same.

  • She is currently working on, and will eventually be performing a raag based orchestral piece composed by Sir John Tavener.

    The music is inspired by the Hindu sacred scriptures by Adi Sankaracharya called 'Soundarya Lahari'. The name means 'waves of beauty' and consists of two parts, Ananda Lahari meaning 'waves of happiness' (first 41 stanzas) and Soundarya Lahari (the next 59 stanzas).

    It is believed that Lord Ganesha himself has etched the Ananda Lahari on Mount Meru, some people believe that Sage Pushpa Dhantha did the etching. It was read from there by Sage Goudapada who taught it to Adi Sankara. Adi Sankara himself added the rest of the 59 stanzas and completed it.

  • 'Cascade: beyond eight bars' is a collaberation which brings together five leading British musicians from all over the UK, each of whom has a reputation for cross-genre and improvisatory work. They are Andy Sheppard, Kuljit Bhamra, Simon Toumire, Aiden O'Rouke and Sheema Mukherjee.

  • The programme is made up of works composed for this unique line-up, alongside other works which have been developed from original themes or starting points. All the material has been composed by the ensemble, who have worked together as a collective to create the final set.

    The resulting music incorporates themes, techniques, colours and influences from many different musical traditions, which individually and collectively represent the UK's vibrant music scene.

  • Sheema has co-written and performed on Transglobal Underground's last 3 albums. Their latest album is called Moonshout on Mule Satellite Recordings.

    See link for details. Transglobal Underground
  • Page and Plant European tour with Transglobal Underground, November 1998
  • Olympic arts festival, Sydney 2000, full tour of Australia following year
  • Various performances with Courtney Pine, including the launch of the Commonwealth Games, 2002
  • Barbican Jazz festival with Courtney Pine in honour of John Coltrane, 2002
  • 12 week tour of USA, Canada and Europe with Cornershop, 2002-3
  • Performance, live with Mercan Dede
  • Solo, jazz and dance/club music performances worldwide, including Tunisia, Norway, Venezuela, Kazakhstan, Sri Lanka, India, South Africa, Australia, Singapore, Mexico and Sarajevo
  • Guest artist for Bobby McFerrin at Royal Festival Hall, May 2006
  • Performing in Beijing, with several Chinese composers, for a cross-cultural project organised by PRS Foundation and CASH
  • Performed for HRH Queen Elizabeth II at Westminster Abbey for Commonwealth Day, 2006
  • Performed at Elton John's house for the Annual 'White Tie and Tiara' Ball to benefit the Elton John AIDS Foundation, July 2006
  • Currently touring with the Imagined Village Project, featuring English folk legends Martyn and Eliza Carthy, Paul Weller, Benjamin Zephenia, Billy Bragg, Chris Wood. Tour dates
  • Sheema continues to write and perform with the legendary world dance group Transglobal Underground.

  • Lectures and demonstrations on Indian classical music for Guildhall School of Music and worldwide for the British Council and Womad

  • Sheema Mukherjee has presented lecture demonstrations on Indian classical music for many schools and universities.

  • She started by originally working for Redbridge and Greenwich Music services, starting up the Indian Music Programme in 14 different schools, including 2 special needs schools. She initiated contact and interest via demonstrations in assemblies etc. The children were aged between 3-17yrs and were taught predominantly sitar, but also basic tabla and dhol, vocals and harmonium. More advanced tabla and dhol players were trained in improvisation and accompaniment. Ideas were encouraged around music being an international language and the flexibility and use of Indian music within other forms e.g. dance, jazz, African, Irish and Arabic. Traditional Indian classical music teaching methods were always used.

    Since then she has been a consultant for Thames Valley University in setting up their Indian music courses and continues to do presentations on Indian classical music in the UK and worldwide. The workshops include 'hands-on' Indian music practice techniques for improvement and improvisation, and also Raag theory.