The Cedar’s Global Roots Festival

Free. Family Friendly. Featuring Fresh New Global Voices.


Mark your calendars for the 11th Annual Global Roots Festival on September 23-25, 2019!

This year’s lineup features an eclectic roster of international artists on The Cedar’s mainstage: the hypnotic women-led Tuareg blues of Les Filles De Illighadad; Afro-Argentine reggae icon Fidel Nadal with Mr. Pauer; masterful Korean percussion from Kim So Ra; Dublin folk miscreants Lankum;  Chadian-Canadian Afrofuturist electro-fusion DJ AfroTroniX; and Jordanian-Palestinian shamstep pioneers 47SOUL

2019 Global Roots Festival Events

Read all about these incredible artists on our blog.

Goals of The Global Roots Festival

  • Provide Minnesotans the opportunity to hear live music rooted in traditions from around the world

  • Educate audiences about cultural difference in our increasingly diverse state

  • Give Minnesotans of a variety of backgrounds an opportunity to connect with their cultural roots

  • Facilitate opportunities for intercultural interaction, education, and collaboration

  • Position The Cedar as a homebase for international artists visiting the region

  • Learn from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color musicians and youth in our community who we partner with to curate and guide performances and programming.

For questions, contact:

Mary Delorié, Director of Development

612-338-2674 x 103