Opening Times
Box Office

Wednesday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open 12noon – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday inclusive, for both in person and phone sales.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled. Opening times for these events may change, you can keep up to date here.

☎️ 0191 443 4661

📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Box Office

Wednesday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open 12noon – 5pm Wednesday to Sunday inclusive, for both in person and phone sales.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled. Opening times for these events may change, you can keep up to date here.

☎️ 0191 443 4661

📧 [email protected]

Saturday 19 June | 4:30pm  

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In Residence:

Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno

Rapasa

Part of In Residence Weekend

Streaming passes will remain on sale until 6pm on Sunday 27 June. Watch on demand until midnight on Sunday 27 June.

Save with our multi buy offer! Buy 1 concert and get another half price.

THIS EVENT HAS PASSED

Click here to see everything you need to know ahead of your visit, including arrival times

📺 If you have purchased a streaming pass, please log into your account and click ‘My Live Streams’ to watch.

Please note that Sage Gateshead will have social distancing in place for the duration of June 2021. Tickets booked together will be sat together, with a socially distanced space between separate bookings.

When booking your tickets please observe current regulations and only book tickets as one party if all members are within one household or one bubble.

Kenyan born multi-instrumentalist and singer songwriter, Rapasa Nyatrapasa Otieno combines original melodies inspired by traditional East African music with stories all the way from the shores of Nam Lolwe (also known as Lake Victoria). His principal instrument, the Nyatiti is an eight-stringed lyre which often animates the warm evenings of the Luoland area of Western Kenya.

Through storytelling and his distinctive, otherworldly voice, his music gives an insight into our ancestors’ wisdom. Moving from a village in Western Kenya to the North East of England on the eve of lockdown has meant adapting to a different culture, lifestyle and customs. His new album KWEChE (taboos), explores the place and role of taboo and how it feels to live away from home comforts. For his Artist in Residence showcase he is joined on stage by two North East rising stars, Frankie Archer on fiddle and John Pope on double bass, and live visuals designed by Opiyo Okach which react to the music.

KWEChE will be his third album following past commissions for BBC Earth’s Serengeti documentary and the University of York’s project Human Rights Defenders At Risk . Rapasa also participated in prestigious musician gatherings such as Making Tracks which toured across the UK, OneBeat which toured the USA, and the Nile Project in 2016.

Find out more about Rapasawww.nyatitinyadala.com/rapasa-s-bio

Can’t make the live gig? Streaming passes are available!

Join us from the comfort of your own sofa for the live stream of the performance, which will be streamed as a live experience from our iconic Sage One hall. The live stream will be also be available to watch on demand for from midnight on Saturday 19 June until midnight on Sunday 27 June.

Streaming FAQs

To get the best possible experience, please read our Streaming FAQs, which includes information on how to view the stream on your TV.

If you would like more information about attending one of our concerts please see Your Visit and our FAQs.


Join us from the comfort of your own sofa for the live stream of the concert, which will be streamed as a live experience from our iconic Sage One hall.

Other In Residence Performances:

Save with our multi buy offer! Buy 1 concert and get another half price. Use the links below to book and save!

Save with our multi buy offer!

Buy 1 concert/stream and get another half price. Use the links below to book and save!

Buy 2 Concerts Buy 3 Concerts Buy 2 Streams Buy 3 Streams Buy 4 Streams

To purchase all 4 concerts, please call Box Office on 0191 443 4661

Please note you cannot mix and match concerts and streams.