Chris Smither is truly an American original. A profound songwriter honing a synthesis of folk and blues for 50 years, he draws deeply from American roots music, modern poets, and philosophers. His most recent recording project is Still On the Levee (2014), a career-spanning project that features fresh new takes on 24 iconic songs from his vast career. Chris Smither will be at The Cedar with opener Andrew Combs on Thursday, April 14th, and we spoke with him in advance of the show:
The 2016 legislative session began on March 8th, and one of the bills under consideration is the $3 million request to support renovation of The Cedar’s facility, with Hennepin County as our partner.
We need to demonstrate support for this project, and YOU play a critical role!
Tuesday, April 5th, 7:30pm
Noura Mint Seymali is breaking ground and staking claim as one of the next generation’s most promising African artists, with timeless songs from the Sahara that sound utterly contemporary. Born into a prominent line of Moorish griot and reared in a transitive culture where sounds from across the Sahara, the Magreb, and West Africa coalesce, Seymali drives the legacy forward as one of Mauritania's most adventurous young artists.
Flamenco lovers are in for a treat this week on Sunday, February 7th. The Daniel and Adrian Volovets duo, known for their inventive compositions/arrangements in flamenco as well as classical, Brazilian, and jazz music, are collaborating with the Twin Cities Flamenco Artists Co-op for a night of fiery flamenco. Don’t miss this innovative performance from local talents and guest artists from Spain. We talked to dancer Sachiko “la chayí“ and musician Daniel Volovets in advance of the show.
A message from Adrienne Dorn, Executive Director of The Cedar Cultural Center and The Cedar Cultural Center Board of Directors...