Global Roots Festival Artist Spotlight – Palenke Soultribe (9/21)

Our sixth featured Global Roots Festival artist is Palenke Soultribe. The critically acclaimed LA-based Colombian electronic collective deconstructs Afro-Colombian rhythms, blending them with live electronic beats and exploratory synthesizer sounds. Known for their vibrant, energetic live shows, Palenke Soultribe represents the new generation of Colombian musicians ready to bend all the rules. Come see Palenke […]

Global Roots Festival Artist Spotlight – Lautari (9/20)

Our fourth featured Global Roots Festival Artist is Lautari​. Lautari is dedicated to restoring the splendor of Polish folk music, making a point of learning their repertoire directly from village musicians. Inspired by Polish ethnographer, folklorist, and composer Oskar Kolberg, they seek to imbue their contemporary interpretations of the music with the emotions and imagination […]

Global Roots Festival Artist Spotlight- J.A.S.S. Quartet (9/20)

Our third featured Global Roots Festival artist is J.A.S.S. Quartet. Having trained with master artists in Indian classical and jazz, this quartet seeks to find a space for the classical and the contemporary worlds to come together. Carnatic raga, North Indian folk and classical rhythms, hip-hop phrasing and harmonic structures from jazz combine to create […]

Photos: Baladino at The Cedar September 8th

With its members hailing from Berlin and Tel Aviv, Baladino is a Mediterranean folk band that offers fresh, yet deeply authentic interpretations of Sephardic and Ladino melodies and brings this tradition back into full, fresh dialogue with its trans-Mediterranean past, using extended technique, subtle electronics and improvisation to dust off the predominant heavy-handed approach to Ladino music. […]

Global Roots Festival Artist Spotlight- Maya Kamaty (9/19)

Our second featured Global Roots Festival artist is Maya Kamaty. Grounded in the island blues melodies and rhythm of maloya, the traditional music of Réunion, Maya Kamaty is breaking down barriers as one of the few popular female singers in what is a traditionally male-sung genre. By blending the music with French chanson, Indian, and […]

Global Roots Festival Artist Spotlight- Fémina (9/19)

Our first featured Global Roots Festival artist is Fémina​. This trio of female Patagonian singer-songwriters hail from the tiny mountain town of San Martín de los Andes, Patagonia.​. Their show-stopping harmonies flow over songs that mix traditional Latin genres like cumbia, candombe, rumba and boleros with a smooth hip-hop flow; think Ibeyi blended with Ana […]

Join The Cedar for Three Days of All-Ages Music at the Global Roots Festival September 19-21

Join The Cedar Cultural Center for a full three days of all-ages music and programming at the 8th Annual Global Roots Festival, presented with Minnesota United FC on September 19th-21st, 2016. With the completion of The Cedar’s outdoor Community Plaza, this year’s Festival has expanded outside The Cedar’s walls to incorporate new community partners and […]

Grace & Dalmar Show – Episode 3

Grace and Dalmar are back! Episode 3 features Söndörgő (9/12), A-WA (9/18) and Maarja Nuut (9/29). 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). Söndörgő (pronounced shoendoergoe) is one of the most […]