· +44 (0)191 440 4124


GemArts Masala Festival: Helen Anahita Wilson and Shahbaz Hussain

GemArts Masala Festival: Helen Anahita Wilson and Shahbaz Hussain

Helen Anahita Wilson and Shahbaz Hussain

Date: Friday 23rd July 2021
Time: Doors 7.30pm / Music starts 8pm (Live Event)
Venue: The Literary and Philosophical Society
Tickets: £10 (plus £1 booking fee) 

Live Audience: Socially distanced tickets are available and are selling out fast, audience numbers vary depending on restrictions.
Box Office: This is a live event, purchase tickets from

Described by BBC Radio 3 as “absolutely stunning,” Wilson’s and Hussain’s unique piano and tabla collaboration interweaves Western contemporary classical, jazz, and South Asian musical styles. Their sparkling 2019 album, DIWAN, received global critical acclaim and the duo are currently working on their next release.

In perfect balance, the mesmeric warmth of Helen Anahita Wilson’s piano meets the virtuosic and thrilling tabla playing of one of Europe’s finest percussionists, Shahbaz Hussain. The duo’s inspiring performances evoke memories of the finest crossover projects by giants such as Terry Riley and Shakti.

“Breathtaking” - The Wire “Hypnotic” - Qwest TV
“One to Watch” - Jazzwise

Presented by GemArts and Jazz North East 
Limited tickets available, seating will be arranged according to governmental guidelines.


< all events