(Manjula - photo by Ian Agnew, Dark Woods Coffee)
GemArts Masala Festival, a week long celebration of South Asian Arts, takes place in Newcastle between 11th and 17th July with support from Arts Council England.
The festival will include a variety of events from photography exhibitions to live music, film screenings to family activities and even dog yoga...!
In a joint promotion by Gem Arts, Jazz North East and Jazz North, the Leeds based band Manjula will perform as part of the festival at the Black Swan venue and bar on July 12th.
From the GemArts Masala Festival brochure...
Manjula (meaning melodious) bring their eclectic sound to Masala Festival, exploring, innovating and combiningrhythms from different cultures, to create a beautiful mix of sounds from around
the globe. This Leeds-based project is an example of forward thinking global music, incorporating Portuguese, African and Latin jazz influences, with the haunting ambience of Indian vocal training and the rhythmic attack of jazz improvisation. Manjula will take your mind on journeys to faraway places, whilst making you feel at home.
The gig starts at 8pm and tickets cost £8.80 full price and £6.60 concessions through the Seetickets website.
Full information about the festival can be found on the GemArts website and for more on Manjula, visit Vanessa Rani's website.