On his latest release Deran, famed Tuareg guitarist Bombino focuses his captivating vocals, trancelike guitar playing, and evocative rhythms into a powerful message, exploring how to celebrate home, protect it, develop it, unify it, respect it and, above all, to never forget it.
This special night of comedy and music presented by Lady Parts Justice League features some hilarious comedians and a musical extravaganza from many of your favorite feminist badass musicians performing some of the most sexist songs ever written, all in support of reproductive rights.
Ten year veterans on the scene, Alma Andina are always evolving their instrumentation, line up, and sound. To celebrate the release of their new album, Alma Andina will be joined by very special touring opener, Los Rolling Ruanas, hailing from Bogota, Colombia
Deafheaven is a California-based act that has garnered acclaim for their signature hybrid sound of black metal, shoegaze, and post-rock. On October 2 the band will release their next album New Bermuda on ANTI-.
Hamilton de Holanda is one of the most acclaimed Brazilian contemporary musicians, known for his tour-de-force compositions and stunning command of his instrument the bandolim (mandolin). He'll be joined by one of the greatest female contemporary singers in Brazil, Roberta Sá.
Tuareg group Tinariwen performs a guitar-centric branch of Malian music, trading in traditional lutes and shepherd's flutes for electric guitars and drums, with songs addressing issues such as political awakening, problems of exile, repression of their people, and demands of sovereignty.
With millions of downloads, The Dollop has become a regular presence on top of the podcast charts. This show is sold out.
Virtuoso of the hurdy gurdy, Guilhem Desq breathes new life and innovation into this old-world instrument. His sound is unmistakable as he electrifies this originally acoustic instrument, playing everything from traditional European folk music to contemporary rock, hip-hop, and electro.
It’s the Latin music and dance highlight of the year, the 5th Annual MN Salsa Fiesta! Close out summer with an all-star collection of performers from all the area salsa bands including Charanga Tropical, Salsa del Soul, Salsabrosa, Seven Steps To Havana, Q-Band, Havana Gypsies, and more.
American singer songwriter Mark Kozelek of Sun Kil Moon and Red House Painters performs in support of his new self-titled album released on Caldo Verde/Rough Trade in May 2018.
The first night of the Festival is a ticketed 30th Birthday Celebration featuring two artists that speak to the Cedar Riverside neighborhood’s history of immigration: classic Swedish folk-rockers Hoven Droven, and The Cedar’s 2018-19 Artist in Residence, British-Somali musician Aar Maanta.
The third night of the Global Roots Festival features free performances from West African Kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh and Kurdish vocalist Aynur.
The fourth night of the Global Roots Festival features free performances from East Chinese wind and percussion ensemble Zhou Family Band and marimba-centered Ecuadorian and Colombian supergroup Rio Mira.
The final night of the Global Roots Festival features free performances from Guadeloupean/French/New Orleans blues explorers Delgres and Toronto-based punk Balkan brass band Lemon Bucket Orkestra.
Kari Arnett’s vocal style has often been compared to Patty Griffin and Lori McKenna with a vulnerable grit as honest as her songs and inhabits the folk-country borderlands.
Jupiter and Okwess transcend the Congo’s unexplored musical heritage and dive into a pool of modernity. For their first show at The Cedar, they share a co-bill with Fendika, a troupe of the most accomplished azmari musicians and dancers from across Ethiopia.
Nirmala Rajasekar, Carnatic virtuoso and master of the Saraswathi veena, releases her new collaborative album, Maithree the Music of Friendship, along with Thanjavur Murgaboopathi (Mridangam, Ghatam, Khanjira), Michelle Kinney (Cello), Pat O’ Keefe (Clarinet, Saxophone), and Tim O’ Keefe (Harmonica, Bongos, various Middle eastern Drums).
Part poetry, part lamentation, part book reading, part ribaldry, part concert, part lifting the mortal veil and learning the mysteries there. What would you call such a thing? Nights of Grief & Mystery.
Originally from Boston, Gary Gulman has been a scholarship college football player, an accountant, and a high school teacher. Now he is one of the most popular touring comics and one of only a handful of comedians to perform on every single late-night talk show
Front Country's dynamic instrumental textures take flight with grace and gravitas while rooted in the relentlessly soulful vocals of lead singer-songwriter Melody Walker.
Join The Cedar and the Minnesota Music Coalition for a special concert featuring Minnesota's most dynamic female voices, including internationally recognized R&B/pop talent Mayda, pioneering transgender rocker Venus DeMars and Duluth electronic/folk/pop artist Ingeborg von Agassiz.
Planet Earth’s most popular fantasy football podcast, nominated for the “Best Sports Podcast” and “People’s Choice” awards from PodcastAwards.com, will hit the road this summer on the Fantasy For The People Tour.
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir, a New York City based radical performance community, present "Everyone's Welcome in the USA," a special performance created specifically for Minneapolis.
The Drug Budget are a ten-piece garage orchestra fronted by fraternal step-brothers David W. Gibson and Linus Kangas. This performance celebrates the release of The Drug Budget's sixth studio recording, Into Entertainment.
Join The Cedar for this special Eid concert for families with 2018-19 Cedar Artist-in-Residence, Aar Maanta, at Spring Cafe in St. Paul.
A collaborative performance featuring Mark Mallman with Savage Aural Hotbed. Join two legends in the Minneapolis music community as they share over 20+ years of material together onstage.