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Armed with a uniquely rich and soulful voice which, paired with her effortlessly eloquent and arresting lyrics, has earned Nadine Shah an early reputation as a rising, uncompromising talent. The mesmerising singer has constantly challenged her listeners, exploring and dissecting taboo subjects in a graceful and sincere manner.
“When her voice enters, the atmosphere changes. She can make almost anything sound remarkable, or at least interesting, and her sharp, incisive rock songs shimmer with a ripe theatricality every time she opens her mouth” – Pitchfork
“Classy is what these passion-drenched yet poised songs are” – The Guardian
“If Love Your Dum and Mad floated the idea that Nadine Shah was capable of greatness, then Fast Food confirms this as fact” – Drowned In Sound
“Place your bets now: the odds on Shah troubling the mainstream are shortening all the time” – The Skinny
Support comes from Rafiki Jazz.
Rafiki Jazz are nine native and migrant folk remixing roots music and telling mordern day stories. They feature the compelling vocal quartet of Sufi Sarah Yaseen, Hebrew-Hindi singer-songwriter Avital Raz, Egyption Coptic master-musician Mina Salama and Senegalese griot Kadialy Kouyate.
“How to do East meets West with subtlety and flair…Rafiki Jazz…the best of British”
The Great Exhibition of the North 2018 is a summer of amazing exhibits, inspired technology, vibrant street performance, cutting edge culture and magical experiences. Get out and explore! 22 June – 9 September Find out more about the Great Exhibition of the North.
Lauren Laverne curates a week of gigs, featuring some of the best musical talent to come from across the North. There’ll be concerts celebrating music from Newcastle to Manchester and Sunderland to Sheffield.