UK – Robert Plant has invited the remarkable Senegalese singer-songwriter Nuru Kane to support him at his closing show at WOMEX at The Sage, Gateshead on Sunday 30th October.
Since his performance at Festival in the Desert 2004, Nuru has been attracting much interest. Now signed to the World Music Network, his first album Sigil will be released in February 2006.
As a special bonus for WOMEX delegates Nuru will perform an early evening showcase on Saturday 29th October 6-9pm at Academy 2, part of the brand new Carling Academy Newcastle venue. Just a few minutes by metro from The Sage, The Academy is conveniently sited in the heart of Newcastle close to the central train station and most of Newcastle’s finest restaurants and bars. The show is presented by Transfusion in conjunction with The Academy Group, The A&C Music Circuit and Line-Up PMC.
Carling Academy Newcastle, located at Westgate Road, Newcastle, NE1 1SW, is Newcastle’s newest and vibiest venue and the latest addition to Academy Music Group’s impressive live venue estate. Opened in October 2005 by the company behind other Academy venues in Brixton, Birmingham, Bristol, Glasgow, Liverpool, Islington and West London’s Shepherd’s Bush Empire, Carling Academy Newcastle is already enjoying a string of sold out gigs.
Nuru Kane is due to tour the UK in March 2006 and worldwide throughout the rest of the year.