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 […]

May Highlights at The Cedar

Check out our playlist featuring all of our May 2017 artists on Spotify, and read about our top picks below.     Laura Marling – Friday May 5th British folk singer-songwriter Laura Marling recently celebrated the release of her 6th album Semper Femina. This album, recorded in LA and produced with Blake Mills, is an unparalleled […]

The Grace & Dalmar Show – Episode 8

It’s the 8th episode of the Grace and Dalmar Show! This episode follows Nimco Yasin’s dynamic month-long Midnimo residency in Minneapolis, St. Cloud and Mankato through March and April; the Grammy-nominated “Hawaiian Kings of Swing” Kahulanui (3/25); and Tunisian singer Emel, who mixes North African rhythms with modern electronic beats (5/10). The Grace & Dalmar […]

April Highlights at The Cedar

Check out our playlist featuring all of our April 2017 artists on Spotify, and read about our top picks below. Liz Vice – Thursday April 6th Liz Vice has one amazing origin story. At age 15 she was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. In total, she spent over 3 years on dialysis and faced countless complications […]

Behind The Scenes: Rehearsal with Nimco Yasin

Check out a special behind-the-scenes rehearsal with Nimco Yasin!   Nimco Yasin rose to fame as part of a member of the legendary Waaberi Group in the 80s. Waaberi Group was Somalia’s government-sponsored music and dance troupe that included the most talented singers, musicians, and dancers in the country. With more than 300 members over […]

Interview/Entrevista: Chico Chavez of Guayaba

Chico Chavez is a master percussionist, drummer, music director, and visual artist born in the well-known artistic neighborhood of Monserrat “Cuartel Primero” in Lima, Peru. His innovative techniques and unique sound are the result of thirty years of study with master Afro-Peruvian musicians, fused with his dedication in learning and exploring music roots and world […]

Interview/Entrevista: Vhaltta

The band Vhaltta has become one of the pioneers of Rock Romantico (Romantic Rock) in the Twin Cities. The band began in Ecuador, when a group of teens decided they wanted to make music together. The band was named after Valtazara, a patron of the band who was generous enough to help the small group of teens […]