AMADOU & MARIAM with Siama

The Cedar, KFAI and Mshale Present

AMADOU & MARIAM with Siama

Thu, July 27, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

$45 General Admission

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor.

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

Sponsored by Mshale African News.

Amadou & Mariam
Amadou & Mariam
Five years after Folila, their last energetic rock album, Malian husband/wife duo Amadou & Mariam return to The Cedar Cultural Center! The godparents of the Afrobeat and modern pop mélange have a new album, La Confusion, produced by Adrien Durand. For the past forty-odd years, Amadou & Mariam have managed to joyfully combine their love story with a musical career, becoming some of the most famous ambassadors for Malian and African music all around the world. They’ve played the world’s biggest festivals, from Coachella to Glastonbury, and opened for huge bands such as Coldplay and the Scissor Sisters.

Mixing traditional African rhythms with Western pop, using traditional instruments as well as beat boxing and synthesizers, playing rock, reggae, funk, soul and blues, mixing acoustic and digital productions with lyrics in French, English and Malian, Amadou & Mariam articulate the past and the future beautifully through their production, composition and collaborations that unite opposites and allow them to represent Mali across the world. “It’s always been our wish that African music be known like other kinds of music,” says Amadou. “That’s why we’re very proud of our album Dimanche à Bamako, because it popularized our country’s music. Our collaborations changed the way people see us. We’re African, but our hybrid music opened a lot of doors for us.”
Siama
Siama
During Congolese guitarman Siama's formative years in Africa he helped to popularize the soukous genre by recording hundreds of radio hits and performing with many of the most popular soukous artists. Since launching his US solo career in 2014, he's received a McKnight Fellowship and several grants, he's been enlisted as a COMPAS Teaching Artist and he's been featured on MPR, The Current, Star Tribune and many other outlets. Siama recently released his critically-acclaimed new album ("Rivers") with an genre-spanning show at The Cedar. In addition to performing at festivals and special events he teaches guitar and hosts interactive programs, workshops and instrument petting zoos all over Minnesota.
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454
http://www.thecedar.org/

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Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or info@thecedar.org.