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!
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.
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 […]
One of the first professional female singers in Somalia in the 1960s, Maryan Mursal was a star in her homeland while she was still in her teens. Absorbing every influence she could find, she blended Western and African sounds to pioneer the popular qaraami style, now known as “Somali Jazz.”
The Cedar partnered with the Somali Community Barwaaqo Organization in Mankato, Minnesota to celebrate their one-year anniversary with a celebration called Hidden Jewels: Rediscovering the Beauty of Somali Culture.
Aar Maanta has earned recognition as the, “voice of the next generation of Somalis,” due to his dedication to composing new work rooted in Somali traditions and his commitment to performing with a full, multi-cultural band.