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 […]

Interview/Entrevista: Rodolfo Nieto and Alejandro Magallon

This November 5th, tenor Alejandro Magallón and bass-baritone Rodolfo Nieto, both regular performers at the Minnesota Opera, will celebrate and share Mexican melodies at The Cedar Cultural Center. Combining their classical training with passionate energy, they’ve brought joy and excitement to audiences throughout Minnesota with their interpretations of Mexican rancheras and baladas. Together, they strive […]

Grace & Dalmar Show – Episode 4

Grace and Dalmar return for Episode 4! This time, we’re featuring Waayaha Cusub  (10/22-11/4) and Festival de las Calaveras (11/5). The Grace & Dalmar Show is a short web series that highlights upcoming artists at The Cedar, hosted by Grace Evenson (Cedar Booking Coordinator) and Dalmar Yare (Cedar Artist in Residence). For more information and tickets […]

Interview: Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson

Jóhann Jóhannsson, born in Iceland, is an award-winning composer, musician and producer. His work blends electronics with classical orchestrations and bears the diverse influences of the Baroque, Minimalism, and drone-based and electro-acoustic music. In 2015 Jóhannsson won the Golden Globe for his critically acclaimed score for The Theory of Everything, James Marsh’s biographical drama based on […]

Photos: Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino at The Cedar October 3rd

On October 3rd, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino graced the Cedar stage, performing the lost art of the Pizzica. Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino demonstrated the mobility of culture with their many instruments, filling The Cedar with the sweet sound of Italian folk. During some songs, Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino brought dancer Silvia Perrone to the center of the stage, who captivated the audience […]