Gondwana 10: Mammal Hands, Matthew Halsall, Noya Rayo + more!

Mammal Hands, Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra, Noya Rayo, Caoilfhionn Rose, Hania Rani & Sunda Arc (DJ set)

Sage Gateshead

A mini-festival celebrating ten years of one of the UK’s finest labels.

Featuring live performances from:

Mammal Hands + Noya Rao + Caoilfhionn Rose + Hania Rani
Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra
DJ sets from Sunda Arc, Matthew Halsall + Kerstan (Gondwana)

Founded in 2008, by Manchester-based trumpeter, composer and producer Matthew Halsall, Gondwana Records, turned 10 last autumn. Originally founded to shine a light on the Manchester scene, Gondwana Records is one of the UKs most influential jazz (and beyond) record labels, launching GoGo Penguin on the world and now home to an international roster featuring artists from as far afield as Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.

Tonight’s very special show features performances from established stars alongside exciting new talent as Gondwana Records takes over one of the UK’s most iconic venues.

The ethereal folk and trance influenced Mammal Hands from Norwich powerful electro-soul outfit Noya Rao from Leeds and a rare performance from Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra performing his trademark rain-streaked spiritual jazz from Manchester. Rising-star singer-songwriter Caoilfhionn (pronounced Keelin) Rose from Manchester, and Polish piano sensation Hania Rani performing compositions inspired by Icelandic landscapes and the Polish Bieszczady mountains.


7.30pm – 8.20pm
Sage Two | Matthew Halsall & The Gondwana Orchestra

8.30pm – 9pm
Northern Rock Foundation Hall | Hania Rani

8.30pm – 9pm
Sage Two Bar | DJ Set

9.10pm – 10pm
Sage Two | Noya Rao

10.10pm – 10.40pm
Northern Rock Foundation Hall | Caoilfhionn Rose

10.10pm – 10.40pm
Sage Two Bar | DJ Set

10.50pm – 11.50pm
Sage Two | Mammal Hands

11.50pm – 1am
Sage Two Bar | DJ Sets

Please note times and venues are subject to change. Tickets do not guarantee entry to events taking place in Northern Rock Foundation Hall.

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