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Archived Events from Spring/Summer, 2008

The Dying Song

Thursday 19th June 2008

Featuring legendary singer Bireshwar Gautam as the androgynous courtesan Surayia, who performs at the borders of time, tradition and gender definition. The production is inspired by a Marathi novella, translated and directed by Sangeeta Dutta, and features superb live musicians and a short film exploring the history of the courtesan tradition in India.

Zakir Hussain & The Masters of Percussion

Wednesday 25th June 2008

The other musicians are Fazal Qureshi – tabla and kanjira; Taufiq Qureshi – percussion; Niladri Kumar – sitar; Abbos Kosimov – doyra; Ram Kishan – nagada; Dilshad Khan – sarangi; and Vijay Chauhan – folk drums. Part of EAST ‘08 – a world-class celebration of contemporary Asian culture in NewcastleGateshead.

Black & White: 1945 - 1968

Sunday 4th May 2008

Black & White is a soul-stirring musical trip down memory lane. This ageless music takes us through that nostalgic time, which we have left behind, and wish to relive. The performance is reminiscent of a stage musical where the singers act their characters.

Newcastle Community Green Festival

Saturday 7th June 2008

Newcastle Community Green Festival

Sunday 8th June 2008