We’re back with a second episode of The Grace & Dalmar Show, a short web series that highlights artists coming to The Cedar Cultural Center. Hosts Grace Evenson (Cedar Booking Coordinator) and Dalmar Yare (Cedar Artist-in-Residence) discuss some of the different artists that will be visiting The Cedar this August.
This second installment features Lee Scratch Perry (8/10), The Local Show’s ‘Artists to Watch’ (8/20) and Malamanya (8/26).
Known as “The Father of Dub”, Lee Scratch Perry helped bring dub music to the global stage, along with establishing his own incomparable sound. Over his 58 year career, he has worked with artists such as Paul McCartney, Bob Marley and the Clash. Characterized by his prolific career as well as his whimsical fashion style, Lee Scratch Perry is an act not to be missed.
The Local Show’s ‘Artists to Watch’ is a local music showcase featuring ten up and coming musical acts from around Minnesota. All of the artists performing were curated by Andrea Swensson, host of The Local Show on The Current. These ten artists, which are now listed on our website, span the genres of R&B, pop and folk. It will be The Cedar’s first two stage event, utilizing both our concert hall and newly renovated outdoor plaza as performance venues.
Malamanya is vintage Afro-Caribbean dance band based in Minneapolis. They are Cuban-influenced but use traditional melodies from all around Latin America. Their debut album was recorded, produced and mixed using analog tape recording equipment, adding to their classic sound. This upcoming performance marks their eighth time performing at The Cedar.
Check out some behind-the-scenes photos taken during the filming of this episode:
– Deirdre Murray, Cedar Marketing and Content Intern
For more information and tickets for the shows mentioned in this episode, visit our events listing.
The Grace & Dalmar Show
Hosts: Grace Evenson and Dalmar Yare
Theme Song: Dalmar Yare
Producers: Alana Horton and Deirdre Murray
Videographer: Gordon Byrd
Editor: Gordon Byrd