GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL 2017: Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo and Vox Sambou

The Cedar Presents

GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL 2017: Betsayda Machado Y La Parranda El Clavo and Vox Sambou

Tue, September 19, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

Free (reservation encouraged)

Free (reservation encouraged)

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor.

Tickets are free and can be reserved online.


Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo
Venezuelan artist Betsayda Machado is a vocal powerhouse. Raised in the small village of El Clavo in the region of Barlovento, her music with bandmates La Parranda El Clavo is deeply rooted in their shared Afro-Venezuelan heritage. As descendents of slaves from the area’s cacao plantations, the band shapes their songs around the politics and stories of their community, mixing complex polyrhythms on Venezuelan percussion instruments such as the tambora, tumbadora, culoepuya, cumaco, and furruco with call-and-response sections and thunderous vocals. Betsayda Machado y La Parranda El Clavo have been playing together for almost 30 years throughout Venezuela and the world, becoming icons of Afro-Venezuelan music along the way.
Vox Sambou
Vox Sambou
Haitian/Canadian hip-hop artist Vox Sambou uses kreyól (Haitian hip-hop) as a platform to denounce injustice, social imbalances and inequities. Performing alongside his six-piece band, Sambou’s sound is a dynamic fusion of traditional Haitian roots music, jazz, afrobeat, and reggae, with piercing lyrics in Creole, English, French and Spanish. He is a founding member of the revered Montreal hip-hop supergroup, Nomadic Massive as well as SOLID'AYITI, an initiative of artists and activists fighting for social justice in Haiti.
Local Roots Festival - Harbi, Rhamo Rose, and The Great Dains
Before each night of the Global Roots Festival, don’t miss the Local Roots Festival presented by Pizza Lucé from 6-7:30pm on The Cedar's Plaza. Tuesday's Local Roots performers Harbi, Rhamo Rose and the Great Dains; Local Somali musicians Harbi and Rhamo Rose collaborate with The Great Dains, a band made up of students from Augsburg University’s Small Ensemble Band, to delight audiences with sounds of qaarami (Somali jazz) and Harbi’s new composition, Heartbeat of Durbaanka. Come early for free pizza from Pizza Lucé.
Venue Information:
Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots
416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN, 55454


Ticket options and info

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets are not always available at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus & The Cedar.

Check the top of this page under the “Buy Tickets” button for up-to-date ticket information.

  • Phone: 612-338-2674 ext 0 between 12 noon and 4pm M-F ($2 fee per ticket)
  • In person: Tickets can be purchased at The Cedar when we are open for shows. Check our calendar for show dates and door times  (no fee; cash, check, credit card). Our other ticket outlets are Depth of Field (no fee; cash or check only), and Electric Fetus (approximately $2 fee).
  • Online: (On Ticketfly, typically $2–$3 fee/ticket + $1 restoration fee) until 2 hours before door time on day of show
  • The Cedar is an all ages venue
  • Discounts: Students with ID, seniors over 65, and children under 12 may purchase tickets at a discount at the door (subject to ticket availability).
  • Access: The Cedar strives to make our facilities and programming available to as many community members as possible and will accommodate special requests to the best of our ability. To request special accommodations or seating at an upcoming Cedar show, please contact our box office at 612-338-2674 or