Malamanya with Alma Andina and DJ Radio Pocho

Friday, December 6, 2013 - 8:00pm

Standing show (open dance floor)

Malamanya group photo

Malamanya is no garden-variety salsa band. Drawing on Cuban son and other traditional folk music, the group of Twin Cities natives -- singer Adriana Rimpel, bassist Tony Schreiner, trumpet player Jason Marks, percussionists Jesse Marks and Luis Ortega and guitarist Trevor May -- has fashioned an acoustic sound that creates a timeless connection and joyous blues that's as old as the working class itself. (Jim Walsh, Star Tribune)

Malamanya are back! Taking the chill out of a December evening with the sheer warmth and vitality of their music-making, Malamanya will have you up on your feet and moving to the music all night long, with a repertoire that samples broadly across Afro-Caribbean traditions. 

Alma Andina opens, and DJ Radio Pocho will keep the music coming before and between sets.

Ticket options and info

  • On sale date: now
  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: From a Cedar volunteer in the front lobby during events (no fee; cash, check, credit card), Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), or Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee)
  • Online: Ticketweb (typically $2--$3 fee/ticket) (click on red Buy Tickets button at top of this page)
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door.
Malamanya press photo
Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from Cuba and Latin America. Their style is vintage and their sound is classic. Their onstage energy and...
Alma Andina on lakeshore at Duluth
Alma Andina's sound is an experience and it cannot be compared with many bands. It contains a fusion and evolution of traditional music from the Andes Mountains with popular Latin American rhythms while incorporating electronic sounds. The experience shifts...
DJ Ren and DJ Miguel Vargas, hosts of Radio Pocho
Radio Pocho, reclaiming roots thru musica. Airs weekly on Wednesday nights 8pm to 10pm on KFAI Radio (90.3 Minneapolis & 106.7 Saint Paul).  

Major Funders

The McKnight FoundationTarget

Minnesota State Arts BoardThis activity is funded, in part, by the Minnesota State Arts Board through the arts and cultural heritage fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a Minnesota State Arts Board Operating Support grant, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and a grant from the Wells Fargo Foundation Minnesota