Celebrate September and the kickoff of The Cedar’s 29th Season with some incredible traditional and contemporary music from Sweden and Finland: Väsen, Apocalyptica, Kardemimmit, Jaerv, and Tuomo & Markus. Acoustic Swedish folk quintet Jaerv takes the elements of traditional rural Scandinavian music and reflects them through a modern prism, twisting harmony and rhythm […]
“Swedish folk group Jaerv takes the elements of traditional Scandinavian music and reflects them through a modern prism, with an all-acoustic sound [mixed with] twisting rhythm and harmony that makes the pleasant rural melodies ring with a contemporary complexity.” – Rick Massimo Check out this video of Jaerv and a massive choir with 230 high […]
I am pleased to share with you The Cedar’s 2016-17 Annual Report. This year, we’ve chosen to highlight the voices of some of the artists and community members that have been involved in our past season. I hope you’ll find inspiration in their words, just as we have.
The Cedar Cultural Center is pleased to announce the seventh round of the Cedar Commissions, The Cedar’s flagship commissioning program for emerging artists made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation. To date, the series has supported the creation of new music by more than 36 artists across genres. The 2017-18 round of […]
The 2016 Global Roots Festival featured Fémina, Maya Kamaty, J.A.S.S. Quartet, Lautari, SK Kakraba, and Palenke Soultribe.
“Big Thief’s quiet power propels songs of the flesh and soul. These are timeless songs, memorable and momentous.” – Bob Boilen, NPR Music Brooklyn-based band Big Thief crafts a complex folk-indie musical soundscape anchored by the uniquely emotive and powerful voice of lead singer Adrianne Lenker, a Minnesotan native. On July 5th, Big Thief returned […]
Grace and Dalmar are grooving into a very dance-filled July at The Cedar, giving you the inside scoop on the circus spectacular of Portland’s MarchFourth (7/12); a “Basement Bhangra” dance party not to be missed featuring NYC based DJ Rekha (7/22); and the return of beloved Malian musicians Amadou & Mariam after five years (7/27). […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]