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Global Roots Festival 2018: LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA and DELGRES

  • The Cedar Cultural Center 416 Cedar Avenue South Minneapolis, MN, 55454 United States (map)

The Cedar Presents

Global Roots Festival 2018: LEMON BUCKET ORKESTRA and DELGRES

*Free Outdoor Local Roots Stage Performances start at 5:00pm. Read more below!

Wednesday Sep 19, 2018 Doors: 7:00 PM Show: 7:30 PM

All Ages

Free (reservation encouraged)

This is a standing show with an open floor. Tickets are free and can be reserved online.

The Cedar Cultural Center celebrates its 30th anniversary this fall at the 10th Annual Global Roots Festival taking place September 15-19 2018. Over the last ten years, The Cedar’s signature Global Roots Festival has offered Twin Cities audiences free, in-depth access to new artistic voices from around the world, fulfilling The Cedar’s mission to promote intercultural appreciation and understanding through global music.


Where Delta blues meets Caribbean lament

The trio of musicians behind Delgres draw inspiration from the history and music of front man Pascal Danae’s ancestors, former slaves from the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe who fled and found refuge in New Orleans. The group takes their name from Louis Delgrès, an African officer who gave his life fighting against Napoleon’s enforced reinstatement of slavery on Guadeloupe in 1802. Rooted in a lived history of diaspora, Delgres links French, Caribbean and US cultures, creating a soulful musical gumbo of swampy Mississippi Delta blues, Caribbean rhythms and Big Easy funk and drive.  

A traveling musical caravan burning brightly across the night sky
— Music Critic Alan Cross

Lemon Bucket Orkestra is a 12 piece punk Balkan brass band that brings to life the beautiful music of south, central and eastern Europe. Tracing their genesis back to the streets of Toronto, an original quartet of busking troubadours quickly amassed a battalion of like-minded musical souls and blossomed into a full-blown Orkestra. The multi award-winning ensemble has been heralded as a groundbreaking, genre-bending phenomenon, delivering unforgettable performances that have audiences dancing, singing and begging for more.

Join us for additional free activities before the show! 

5:00-7:00pm Local Roots Stage Featuring Wada Jir Riverside Band Album Release

The Cedar Community Plaza

Wada Jir Riverside Band is a Minneapolis-based musical ensemble of Somali musicians who partner with alumni and current students from Augsburg University. The group performs both traditional Somali songs and hybrid compositions of modern genres with live instrumentation, and is part of Midnimo, a program of The Cedar Cultural Center and Augsburg. The band just recorded their first studio album, comprised of original compositions and classic qaraami (Somali jazz) songs.

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