On April 27, 2016, neighborhood youth launch into a discussion exploring the meaning of “home” in a Salon Workshop led by Brooklyn-based Ugandan artist, Somi, with local artists Sarah White and Dalmar Yare. The workshop, presented in partnership with Youthprise, gave youth an opportunity to create and share their own work with the support of […]
Jubba came all the way from Toronto to share his music. Throughout the residency, he worked hard behind the scenes with an amazing group of musicians to learn and rehearse his tunes to bring us that polished Jubba sound!
On May 23, Jubba visited the People’s Center Theater, an 80-seat theater in the middle of People’s Center Health Services, to discuss his favorite topic – music. What does music mean to you?
On May 26, Jubba performed an Education Program for 400 students from Seward Montessori School, Annie Sullivan School, South St. Paul High School, and Cedar Community School. Students learned about Jubba’s artistic process, inspiration, and cultural background, and finally… they danced!
Jubba and his band perform an intimate backyard concert!
Irish fiddler Martin Hayes and American guitarist Dennis Cahill make up an impressive duo of traditional and innovative folk music. After meeting in Chicago in the 80s, the two formed a jazz/rock/Irish fusion band called Midnight Court. The two musicians have worked together for nearly two decades, including as part of Irish-American supergroup The Gloaming, which The Cedar […]
On Saturday, May 21, The Cedar partnered with the Learning for Leadership Charter School to present a special mini-performance by Somali artist, Jubba, as part of Art-A-Whirl 2016.
The eclectic modern afrobeat sounds of Alma Afrobeat Ensemble can be traced back to 2006, when founder Aaron Feder relocated from Chicago to Barcelona. Once there, he cultivated a group of international musicians, including Nigerian singer, Joe Psalmist. The group has since released three albums, with their latest, It’s Time, featuring an exciting combination of new […]
Norwegian singer-songwriter Jarle Bernhoft, known as simply Bernhoft, has been on our collective radars since his 2011 viral YouTube hit, C’mon Talk, aired, now boasting over 4 million views. His soulful one-man renditions earned him a Grammy nomination in the R&B category for his third solo album, Islander, in 2015. Slow to label himself as just […]
On April 23, 2016, The Cedar celebrated the Grand Opening of the Community Plaza, a newly renovated neighborhood gathering spot right next to The Cedar! The event featured spoken word performances by Teen Voice, and a Dhaanto dance demo with the Somali Museum Dance Troupe with singer Dalmar Yare, free tasty bites prepared by neighborhood […]