April 2014 at the Cedar: from the unbridled joy of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars to the biting commentary of activist Hari Kondabolu, from the Parisian electro-swing of Caravan Palace to the swirling desert sands of TInariwen, the incomparable voices of a capella legends The Persuasions to the unearthly wailing of Colin Stetson's baritone sax--you'll find all 16 of our April shows listed here! Download and print a copy and stick it on your fridge, and/or share with friends. Online listings here.
March 2014 at the Cedar: from EMOT to The Big Wu; Celtic mainstays Dervish and Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas; songstresses of all stripes, including Lucy Kaplansky, Johnette Napolitano and Meklit, and our annual St Patrick's Day celebration with Boiled in Lead--you'll find all 15 of our March shows listed here! Download and print a copy and stick it on your fridge, and/or share with friends. Online listings here.
A grant awarded to The Cedar Cultural Center and Augsburg College will support a program to build cross-cultural awareness, knowledge, and understanding of Somali culture through music. One of only six grants of its type awarded in the nation, the $200,000 award was made as part of the highly competitive Building Bridges: Campus Community Engagement grant by the Association of Performing Arts Presenters funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.
The grant will be used to launch a two-year project titled MIDNIMO: MUSIC FOR UNITY, CAMPUS, AND COMMUNITY. Through Midnimo, the Somali word for “unity,” Augsburg students, Cedar Riverside residents, and the general public will engage in a series of educational and experiential events focused on Somali music.
It is time to celebrate!
We've almost made it to the end of January!
We've survived the winter (so far)!
Harriet Brewing has been with us 3 years!
And The Cedar is in its 25th anniversary season!
We put our heads together with the brewing geniuses at Harriet, and here's what we came up with:
Thanks for your tremendous support of the Cedar Ave Fire Benefit, hosted by Augsburg College, KFAI Radio, and The Cedar on Fri Jan 24. On a chilly evening, the community rallied around and enjoyed an evening of fantastically diverse music from performers Augsburg JIVE (with special guests Dalmar and Hodan of Waayaha Cusub), The Brass Messengers, Cactus Blossoms, Martin Devaney, Phil Heywood, Jon Rodine, Somali Youth Against Violence with DJ Go Getta, Southside Desire, and West Bank legend Spider John Koerner. Summit Brewing Company and Harriet Brewing Company donated beer, with all sale proceeds going to the Benefit. Honored guests came and spoke movingly. Together, we raised $12,739, excluding additional donations pledged by Summit Academy OIC, Minneapolis Federation of Teachers, AfroDeli, and CHANCE at the University of Minnesota. A sincere thanks to all who contributed.
Please join us in welcoming three talented individuals to The Cedar Cultural Center staff. Fadumo, Emmy and Courtney will be joining Development Director Adrienne Dorn to form a new, power-house Development Team. Read more »
January 2014 at the Cedar: from The Duhks to DakhaBrakha, Zoe Keating to Bassekou Kouyate, Pert Near Sandstone's Winter Stringband Gathering to Harriet Brewing's 3rd Anniversary Extravaganza--you'll find it all listed here! Download and print a copy and stick it on your fridge, and/or share with friends. Online listings here.
The Cedar is open and conducting business as usual. As of Saturday Jan 4, vehicular traffic access has been restored to Cedar Ave between Riverside Ave to 6th Street, and sidewalks are open. The Cedar's premises were unaffected by the fire, and is holding a benefit performance on January 24 to help the victims and their families.
December 2013 at the Cedar: from Anonymous Choir, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Cherish the Ladies right through to New Year's Eve with Lizz Winstead--you'll find it all listed here! Download and print a copy and stick it on your fridge, and/or share with friends.