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 […]

Video: Singing along with Nimco Yasin

London-based Somali singer Nimco Yasin’s passion is teaching. Each summer, she works with young people in Jigjiga, the Somali region of Ethiopia, to mentor them in traditional song, dance, and performance. During her residency at The Cedar, she took her turn at mentoring local Somali artists and students from Augsburg College. From learning how to […]

Video: Guitarist Deevo Dee on playing Somali music with Nimco Yasin

The Cedar Cultural Center just wrapped a month-long residency with London-based Somali singer Nimco Yaasiin. In April, she stopped into the studio of St. Cloud State University’s KVSC – 88.1 FM with her Minnesota backing band. In this video, Nimco’s guitarist Deevo Dee talks to Producer Jeff Carmack about how playing in her band has […]

Apply to be a 2017-18 Cedar Commissions Artist

Are you a musician interested in making new work? Apply to be a 2017-18 Cedar Commissions Artist! The Cedar Commissions is a program that commissions 6 local, emerging artists each year to create and perform new music, made possible with a grant from the Jerome Foundation. Applications are open now, and are due on June 5th, […]