The Cedar’s Global Roots Festival

Free. Family Friendly. Featuring Fresh New Global Voices.

 
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Thanks for joining us at the 11th Annual Global Roots Festival from September 23-25, 2019!

The 2019 Global Roots Festival lineup featured 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. Join us at next year’s festival, or at our ongoing programming and shows throughout the year!

Here’s what audiences had to say about the 2019 Festival:

A Word Cloud taken from Global Roots Festival Survey Responses, where people were asked to list three words that describe the Festival. The top words listed are fun, amazing, diverse, unique, amazing, welcoming, energetic, and joyous.

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.


THANKS TO OUR 2019 GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL FUNDERS

This activity is funded, in part, by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

The engagement of Fidel Nadel and Mr. Pauer is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


THANKS TO OUR 2019 GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL SPONSORS


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IN-KIND & MEDIA PARTNERS