Midnimo: Reviving Somali Music Culture in Minneapolis

In the early 1990s civil war forced one of Somali's most significant bands into exile. In 2014, they were reunited as part of a program called Midnimo.  Watch this trailer video to see how Midnimo is having an impact on the Minneapolis community and beyond!

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Do you love infographics?

We love Infographics!

Download the Interim Report PDF for a snapshopt of our Midnimo program reach in the first two resdiencies.

Dalmar and Hodan on KFAI's Morning Blend

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Listen to Dalmar and Hodan of North America Super Stars on KFAI's Morning Blend show (Feb 10, 2015). Interview starts at 1:46:00



North America Super Stars at a Living Room Concert

North America Super Stars at a Living Room Concert

North America Super Stars Close Day #3 of the Residency with a Living Room Concert.

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Residency Day #2: North America Super Stars at Potted Meet Mondays

North America Super Stars at Potted Meet 2/9/15
Improvestra, a local improv orchestra conducted by Adam Conrad, improvise to a Somali tune sung by North America All Stars at Potted Meet Mondays at Elise's Bowling Center in Northeast.  Thanks Bob Stacke, for transcribing those lead sheets!

 

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Residency Day #3: Still Having Fun

Residency Day #3: Still Having Fun

It is day three of the North America Super Stars Midnimo residency, and we couldn't be happier with how things are going. The performance last night at Elsie's as part of the Potted Meet Mondays series was fantastic. This morning, Hodan and Dalmar were interviewed on KFAI. Now we are at the Augsburg College chapel for their quarterly convocation. Here are the artists waiting to warm up and goofing around.

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NASS Rehearsal

NASS Rehearsal

Here is a short clip of a rehearsal with North America Super Stars Hodan Abdirahman, Dalmar Yare, Iskalaji, and Khadar Ilkacase performing with a full backing band including percussion, keyboard, saxophone, guitar, bass, and more! We can't wait for the finale!

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February 2015 Calendar to Download and Print

February 2015 Calendar detail

Love is at the heart of February, and this year we have a string of Valentine's Day weekend events. Fat Tuesday gets the bold 'n' brassy treatment; our friends over at Harriet Brewing stage a friendly take-over; we have beat-boxers mixing it up with West African kora players; Elliott Smith's music sounds good on cello (who knew?); and the Winter Stringband Gathering closes out the month with a two-night run. All this and more in February at The Cedar. Download the calendar, print it and stick it on your fridge, or peruse our online listings with plenty of videos available to bring you up to speed.

January 2015 Calendar to Download and Print

January 2015 Calendar detail

It starts with a trip to Cuba that you CAN legally make, and ends in a 28-hour drone-a-thon. In between, there's plenty of variety, including roots reggae, post-punk, folk rock, indie, local showcases, and one for the kids. All this and more in January at The Cedar. Download the calendar, print it and stick it on your fridge, or peruse our online listings with plenty of videos available to bring you up to speed.

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