APAP Awards $1,416,000 in Grants for Building Bridges: Arts, Culture and Identity Program

A group of Minnesota-based organizations led by The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis will receive funding for a program that expands awareness of Muslim arts and culture. A Minnesota-based consortium led by The Cedar Cultural Center in Minneapolis has been awarded a grant totaling $500,000 from the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) for the […]

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 […]

Cedar Artist-In-Residence Dalmar Yare featured on KFAI’s MinneCulture.

In this “Live from Minnesota” performance, Somali singer Dalmar Yare and Bob’s Band perform at the Cedar Cultural Center. The show concluded the 2016 Somali Week festival in Minneapolis. Both Dalmar and bandleader Bob Stacke spoke with KFAI producer Daniel Zamzow about their collaboration, the stories in their songs, and the dynamics of this one-of-a-kind […]

Photo Essay: The Cedar’s West Bank Partners

The Cedar Cultural Center exists within a diverse ecosystem of arts organizations, performance spaces, restaurants, and cultural landmarks on the West Bank.  Home to the largest Somali community in the United States as well as a substantial student population due to the University of Minnesota and the nearby Augsburg College, the Cedar Riverside neighborhood is fertile ground for creativity and […]

Seasons of Growth: A Year at The Cedar

What does a year at The Cedar look like? Take a trip through our 27th season with Executive Director Adrienne Dorn! Support from music lovers like you keeps The Cedar growing strong year after year. Make your contribution today at https://donations.thecedar.org/

The Grace & Dalmar Show- Episode 2

We’re back with a second episode of The Grace & Dalmar Show, a short web series that highlights artists coming to The Cedar Cultural Center. Hosts Grace Evenson (Cedar Booking Coordinator) and Dalmar Yare (Cedar Artist-in-Residence) discuss some of the different artists that will be visiting The Cedar this August. This second installment features Lee Scratch Perry (8/10), […]

Press: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation spotlights The Cedar

The Cedar and Midnimo are featured in the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation July grantee spotlight, up now on the DDCF website.   Midnimo is The Cedar’s breakthrough program that brings Somali artists from across the globe to Minnesota for multi-week residencies and events that increase understanding of Somali culture through music. Since its launch in October 2014, Midnimo has served over […]

The Grace & Dalmar Show – Episode 1

The Grace & Dalmar Show, hosted by Grace Evenson (Cedar Booking Coordinator) and Dalmar Yare (Cedar Artist in Residence), is a short web series highlighting artists coming to The Cedar Cultural Center. This first episode features the Minnesota Somali American Independence Week Festival Closing Ceremony (7/16), King Sunny Ade (7/20) and Krar Collective (7/22). For more […]

Youth explore the meaning of “home”

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 […]