TUSK Festival: Terry Riley & Gyan Riley plus Hameed Brothers

Sage One

Please note change of artist

It’s hard to do justice in words to the influence of Terry Riley on so much adventurous music that has emerged over the past half century. Take his legendary In C, a simple piece of musical genius that still resonates as loudly in impact today and perhaps is achieving more widespread influence than ever currently since its first recorded appearance in 1968.

Add in his sublime minimalist keyboard recordings such as Shri Camel and A Rainbow In Curved Air, his early tape work, his collaborations with Pandit Pran Nath, John Cale, La Monte Young – a huge favourite on the TUSK team, a huge influence on our listening and so much of the music we love.

So it is fitting, in the year that TUSK makes the move to expand its reach into Sage Gateshead’s Sage One, that it is Terry Riley that takes us there. Terry will perform in a duo with his son Gyan, who has a growing discography of his own that includes releases on labels such as John Zorn’s Tzadik and has worked with Zakir Hussian, Dawn Upshaw and many others.

Led by singer and harmonium player Abdul Hameed, Hameed Brothers Qawwal and Party have been mainstays on Bradford’s South Asian music scene for over three decades. The group features a chorus consisting of Niaz Mohammed (dholak/vocals), Haji Zubair (harmonium/vocals), Abdul Waheed (tabla/vocals), Umar Hameed (vocals/clapping), Sujad Ahmed (vocals/clapping), and Ali (vocals/clapping).

Terry Riley & Gyan Riley plus Hameed Brothers is also available as part of the TUSK Festival 2018 Weekend Pass

Change of Artist

Sadly MAÂLEM HOUSSAM GANIA will not be able to appear at TUSK due to visa issues. We hope to bring them here in 2019, but in their place we are delighted to announce that HAMEED BROTHERS QAWWAL AND PARTY will now appear.

Part of TUSK Festival 2018

TUSK Festival once again brings its uniquely diverse programme of adventurous international music to the North East of England. Alongside a truly eclectic and international music menu and TUSK’s trademark slew of UK debuts, festival-goers can again enjoy the festival’s renowned...

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