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FREAQUE with Lena Elizabeth, Charles Rodreick, and Danny Akah

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

The Cedar Presents

FREAQUE with Lena Elizabeth, Charles Rodreick, and Danny Akah

Saturday July 20th, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM

All Ages

Seated Show

$12 Advance / $15 Day of Show

This is a seated show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows. 


Freaque is for the derelicts, the heretics, the tree stumps, and those who live on the fringes of society. A tattered voice, made of strung out words, hung to dry over broken chords on his mother’s piano. This new venture from Gabriel Rodreick was created in his childhood dining room, on the piano he played for 11 years before a spinal cord injury took away his hands. In a wooden womb of darkness, he took what he had and rose above a society that constantly tells us we are not enough, that we’re only worth the possessions we own, the money in our bank accounts, and our body's abilities. We do not have to conform to societal standards to be valued as human beings. That is why he creates music and art.

Visit Freaque’s Website

Freaque performing "Bag Lady," courtesy of Pony Rug.


Lena Elizabeth is a singer/songwriter based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, writing songs influenced by folk storytelling with a voice rooted in the blues. The youngest in a household full of musicians, she succeeds in blending old and new influences to create a Pop/Roots sound that is approachable across generations.

Lena Elizabeth released her first full length album, “Get It Right”, on November 29th, 2018. After the successful release of her debut EP, “The Line”, Lena has taken her music to the next level with this new record. “Get It Right” is a story of self acceptance, anxiety, anger, relationships (good and bad) and through it all, finding home. Through this journey you will hear the same strong voice of Lena Elizabeth with even more confidence and attitude.

Lena Elizabeth performing “Loaded Gun,” courtesy of Lena Elizabeth’s YouTube channel.


Aspiring singer/songwriter, Charles Rodreick evokes a soft soulful sound with a jazzy undertone pulling Influence from Mel Torme and Sarah Vaughn to Erykah Badu and Lalah Hathaway. 


Danny Akah is a local singer-songwriter and musician based in Minneapolis. A full time student at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Akah typically enjoys writing and arranging music influenced by R&B, soul, pop, and rock in his free time. His music can be found on Soundcloud and soon on all streaming platforms.

Danny Akah performing several songs, courtesy of Daniel Akah’s YouTube channel.