Sage Gateshead and Gem Arts present...
Soumik Datta - The Hope Notes Tour
Soumik Datta is an award-winning musician, producer and television presenter. He plays the 19-stringed sarod and combines Indian music with spoken word, arts activism and electronica. Soumik has collaborated with Beyonce, Jay-Z, Bill Bailey, Nitin Sawhney, Joss Stone, Anoushka Shankar, Arijit Singh, Akram Khan and Shankar Mahadevan to name a few.
As part of a national tour, Soumik brings his company’s full-length production ‘Hope Notes’ to create a tapestry of refugee stories, electric sarod and strings – a sensory feast to challenge social injustice through an uplifting, musical lens. Hope Notes was made in collaboration with refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, Kenya, Bangladesh, Yemen, Cameroon and Uganda and is a powerful tribute to the displaced communities of the world.
Previous highlights include winning the Arts Council England Elevate Award and British Council’s COP26 x Climate commission. An Ambassador of Earth Day Network, Soumik’s work addresses urgent social and environmental issues through songs, music and film. He has presented television shows ‘Rhythms of India’ (BBC4) and ‘Tuning 2 You’ (Channel 4) and produced several radio shows for BBC Radio 3.
“One of the biggest new music talents in Britain’” – Vogue
ℹ️ Useful Information
Due to accidental damage, one of the exit barriers in the main Sage Gateshead car park is currently out of operation. Please anticipate some delays in exiting the car park if you’re attending the performance this evening.
We’re working to resolve this situation as quickly as possible but apologise for any disruption you might experience to your journey home this evening.
5.30pm: Bars open
7.30pm: Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 9.10pm: Soumik Datta
10.15pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change
🚧 Construction works near Sage Gateshead
Site preparation works have now commenced on the NewcastleGateshead Quays development, to the east of Sage Gateshead. This means changes to the South Shore Road Car Park, pedestrian and car routes. Find out more.
We are happy to share that Choose Love is the official tour partner for this show:
“We are delighted to partner with Choose Love for this tour! Choose Love does whatever it takes to provide refugees and displaced people with everything from lifesaving search and rescue boats to food and legal advice. You’ll be able to find out more about them and support their work at this concert.”