When legends come to mind there is one star that shines above them all that is none other than the legendary icon Dr. Ralph Stanley.
Maryan Mursal leads a workshop with the University of Minnesota's "Music, Society, and Cultures" class. Mursal performs one of her favorites, Qaw, a song she wrote over fifty years ago, taking everyone back in time to her teenage years when she would dance the night away in her favorite Somali night clubs.
On Saturday, audience members got down to a special evening living room performance by the one and only Mother of Somali Jazz, Maryan Mursal. Accompanied by a Somali band including a percussionist, guitarist, and keyboardist, Mursal brought out the groove in everyone, generating laughs and smiles from all those in attendance.
Minneapolis, MN October 26th, 2015: The Cedar Cultural Center (501c3 Nonprofit Music Venue) is pleased to announce that Adrienne Dorn will succeed Rob Simonds as the organization’s next Executive Director. Dorn, selected after a year-long process including local, national, and international applicants, is a long-time employee of The Cedar and has served as its Director of Development for the last ten years.
Maryan Mursal has arrived, and we're so excited, we're having a hard time taking a professional-looking video with our cell phone! For the next two weeks, this legendary Somali singer will be participating in public discussions, workshops, community events, and a grand finale performance at The Cedar on November 14. Check the residency schedule now so you don't miss a thing!