ALMA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE with special guest

The Cedar Presents

ALMA AFROBEAT ENSEMBLE with special guest

Sun, July 22, 2018

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

Cedar Cultural Center - Global Roots

Minneapolis, MN

$15 Advance / $20 Day of Show

This event is all ages

This is a standing show with an open floor.

General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, ​at Depth of Field, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows. 

Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
Alma Afrobeat Ensemble
Alma Afrobeat Ensemble is Spain’s most accomplished and well-travelled Afrobeat band. They are embarking on their third US tour this summer, and have toured Spain and parts of Europe for the last few years, including appearances in WOMAD, Rototom Sunsplash, and Mercat de Musica Viva de Vic, among others. They have received critical acclaim worldwide, including from Afropop Worldwide (USA), who called their music “As dark and intensely danceable as any African musical experience can be”. Their third album received a 4 star review from Songlines (UK) magazine, and received rave reviews from multiple Spanish national publications. Their fourth record represents what both the band and the city of Barcelona have become- an international melange of different flavors, combining to form a coherent whole. The new LP flows from start to finish, linking the analog compositions of the band with short, electronic interludes built off of stems from the studio sessions, allowing the guest DJ’s to leave their own unique stamp on AAbE’s music. The original compositions from the band itself also feature unique instrumentation, from the bassoon of the four-piece horn section to dobro, banjo and pedal steel, instruments heard quite infrequently on Afrobeat recordings. The new album invokes not only the socio-political legacy of Fela Kuti and Antibalas, but also the sonic legacy of Tony Allen, King Sunny Adé, Ben Harper and others.
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