The Cedar and Walker Art Center Present


Thu, May 3, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

$25 General Admission

This event is all ages

Dayme Arocena was forced to postpone her tour to the United States in November as a result of unexpected changes at the US Embassy in Havana.  While she has been approved to enter the US, the group was not able to secure the visa stamps in their passports for entry. Her date at The Cedar has been rescheduled for May ‘18 where we are given enough advance notice to secure visas outside of Cuba. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your continued support.  Dayme and her band look forward to seeing you this spring.

This is a standing show with an open floor.  For a Walker member discount ($20), please visit the Walker website. 

Tickets are available online, by phone, ​and at Walker Art Center, Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.

Daymé Arocena
Daymé Arocena
“With her fresh take on cross-cultural fusion, this Cuban treasure is fast-tracking it onto the global stage in a show of soulful vigor and awe.” —NPR

Cuba is one of the most creative places on the planet, gifting the world with an occasional superstar from its musical homeland. Today that gift is singer/composer Daymé Arocena. With exceptional warmth and a powerful presence to augment her virtuosity, Daymé is one of the “most inviting ambassadors” for Cuba’s contemporary music. Santerian chant, rhythmic complexity, fluid jazz styling and a nuanced Afro-Cuban soulfulness – Daymé channels the elements in service to her audience and culture.

Daymé’s newest album, Cubafonia, is a soulful mix of Latin, jazz, and R&B influences, a perfect blend for her powerful vocals. NPR featured the 2017 album in ‘first listen’: “There is not a dull moment on Cubafonia. It is a major statement on the progress of Daymé Arocena as an artist for the ages. And it reminds us that the best music moves the body and the spirit.”

“This Cuban soul singer is on fire right now, burning up the stages wherever she plays. With her strong and powerful voice, she’s reigniting the Cuban soundtrack.” - NPR

“Ms. Arocena unites cosmopolitan musicianship with deep roots.” - New York Times

“A rich and powerful new voice from Cuba.” - The Guardian

Presented in conjunction with the Walker exhibition Adiós Utopia: Dreams and Deceptions in Cuban Art Since 1950 (on view November 11, 2017–March 18, 2018).
About Walker Art Center
A catalyst for the creative expression of artists and the active engagement of audiences, the Walker Art Center examines the questions that shape and inspire us as individuals, cultures, and communities. Established in 1927 as the Walker Art Gallery, in 1940 it adopted a new name and focused on modern and contemporary art exhibitions as well as screenings, performances and public programs. The Performing Arts program grew dramatically during the 1960s, presenting over 100 events a year and transitioning into a formal Walker programmatic department in 1970. Following a 1971 expansion and its 1988 opening of the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, in 2005 the Walker opened a $100 million expansion which housed dedicated venues for all its disciplines including the 385-seat McGuire Theater.

Today the Walker is one of the top-five most visited modern and contemporary art centers in the U.S. Multidisciplinary in focus, it is equally committed to advancing artistic innovation and interdisciplinary scholarship as it is with increasing access to lifelong learning in the arts. Approximately 1,600 artistic presentations engage 600,000 people per year through up to eight exhibitions; 170 film screenings; 85 performance events; the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden; and hundreds of residency, education, and community program events. Its 16-acre campus includes the highly acclaimed Herzog & de Meuron designed 385-seat McGuire Theater – home to one of the nation’s largest contemporary performance programs. The Walker is respected nationally and internationally as a groundbreaking leader in contemporary performing art presentations, residencies, and commissions.

Led by Senior Curator Philip Bither since 1997, the Walker’s Performing Arts program under his tenure has been defined by its commitment to the increasingly blurred lines between artistic disciplines, including contemporary dance, new music-theatre, performance art, experimental theatre, avant-jazz, contemporary classical music, new global sounds and alternative rock and pop. In addition to animating its outstanding McGuire Theater, the Walker has also greatly expanded its placement of dance into gallery settings, in its sculpture garden, and beyond, to further encourage a conversation between forms. It has also continued it long-standing tradition of mounting work together with presenters, venues, community-based collaborators, and unique sites across the Twin Cities. Through its endeavors, the Walker has earned an international reputation as “one of America’s foremost experimental art spaces” (The Guardian).
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