2017 Global Roots Festival Lineup

Our free, all ages 2017 Global Roots Festival, taking place September 18-20 2017, will feature six artists from around the globe who are fixtures in their home countries but just starting to make waves internationally. The artists, who are all making their Minnesota debut at The Cedar, include Latin American quartet Ladama and Haitian/Canadian hip-hop artist Vox Sambou, with fresh new multi-national […]

June Highlights at The Cedar

Check out our playlist featuring all of our June 2017 artists on Spotify, and read about our top picks below.     Northern Spark Iftar on The Cedar’s Community Plaza – June 10th  The Twin Cities’ only free, all-night arts festival is coming right to the doorstep of The Cedar Cultural Center this year. As a […]

Interview: Matra

  Matra is a percussion-based ensemble from the Twin Cities inspired by a a wide variety of global genres and classical influences, consisting of Andres Crovetti on Vibraphone, Jenny Klukken on Marimba, Ryan Hays on bass, Mathew Solace on drum set, and Krissy Bergmark on tabla. On its first full-length, self-titled album, Matra has created an […]

Students Speak about Midnimo in Mankato

What does it mean to bring a legend of Somali music to your college campus? Hear what three members of the Minnesota State University Somali Student Association have to say about Somali singer Nimco Yasin’s​ recent Mankato Midnimo residency and its impact on them and their campus. Midnimo, the Somali word for “unity,” is a […]

Interview: Moonrise Nation

Chicago-based trio Moonrise Nation, made up of sisters Eva and Arden Bee and long-time friend Emma McCall, have their roots firmly dug into Americana and indie-driven pop. Their music is both heartfelt and honest, full of orchestral elements and vocal hooks. In 2014, they released their first EP, recorded under The Revolution’s Bobby Z. Their forthcoming […]

Nimco Yasin – St. Cloud

< Go Back to Nimco Yasin Main Residency Page     Click here to see all photos from Nimco Yasin’s St. Cloud Residency   Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80, Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in […]

Nimco Yasin – Mankato

< Go Back to Nimco Yasin Main Residency Page   Click here to see all photos from Nimco Yasin’s Mankato Residency Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80, Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. Known for […]

Nimco Yasin – Minneapolis

< Go Back to Nimco Yasin Main Residency Page     Click here to see all photos from Nimco Yasin’s Minneapolis Residency   Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s, Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the […]