I am the Global music critic and Assistant TV Editor for the Guardian. 

 

I have freelanced for a range of different publications including Downbeat, Crack Magazine, Dazed Magazine, The Times Literary SupplementClash Magazine, TANK Magazine, The Quietus, Bandcamp, HERO MagazineStamp the Wax, The Fall MagazineMove MagazineHyponik, and London In Stereo

 

I received the Guardian's Scott Trust Bursary in 2017.

I have also produced a number of episodes for and have appeared as a guest on the Guardian's flagship daily podcast, Today in Focus. 

I have led workshops, appeared on panels and spoken at events including radio shows on Worldwide FM, Supreme Standards, Jazzkaar Festival, Institute of Ideas and EFG London Jazz Festival.

I have also freelanced as a documentary researcher and worked on a number of projects for broadcasters including ITN, BBC and Al Jazeera.

Contact:

ammar.kalia@hotmail.co.uk