The 2011 Global Roots Festival featured Bomba Estereo, Joaquin Diaz, Dikanda, Sidi Toure Trio, and Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal. The annual Global Roots Festival is The Cedar’s signature event. Each year, it reaches 3,000 audience members with performances, educational programs, and workshops featuring established and emerging international musicians. The only world music festival in the state, the festival attracts audiences of all ages and backgrounds from all over the region and speaks to the heart of our mission by presenting unique and innovative artistic voices from diverse cultures to further intercultural appreciation and understanding. Our daytime educational programs for K-12 students combine performance elements with discussion, Q&A, and instrument demonstrations that provide context and a deeper understanding of the artists’ work and culture and foster a lifelong appreciation for the arts. Since 2011, all festival events have been entirely free.
The 2011 Global Roots Festival included:
Bomba Estereo (Colombia)
Joaquin Diaz (Dominican Republic)
Sidi Toure Trio (Mali)
Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Segal (Mali/France)