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Music Editorial

rsz_bossa_trio.jpg Bossa Trio at The Globe

The UK’s first community-owned music venue is about to celebrate its 100th livestream performance.

The Globe in Newcastle upon Tyne, which is run by a co-op committed to live music, has been developing livestreaming during the pandemic. Now it broadcasts 15 events a month including jazz, folk, rock, classical and spoken word. Performers and technicians work in a covid-secure environment to deliver high quality video via YouTube. Since last May these livestreams have been viewed by thousands of people in the UK, in Europe and in countries across the world. They have also raised nearly £40,000 for musicians and other performers whose incomes have been drastically reduced.

The band playing the 100th livestream is Bossa Trio, an international jazz group who will be travelling from Edinburgh to perform (they have checked their travel arrangements with the police). Led by internationally acclaimed Portuguese singer and guitarist, Sergio Prazeres, Bossa Trio captivate audiences with their infectious, rhythmic Brazilian music – Forro, Capoeira, Samba, Partido Alto and of course, Bossa Nova.

Rob Heron, events manager at The Globe, said: “It’s an incredible achievement for this small music bar in Newcastle to have livestreamed 100 gigs when almost all venues are closed. Musicians are delighted to have the opportunity to play here live and make some money. They are all impressed by the quality of the sound and video. We are looking ahead to our 200th livestream.”

Sunday 14th March, Tickets £7.50-£20. www.theglobenewcastle.bar/whats-on