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47SOUL and AFROTRONIX - Global Roots Festival 2019

The Cedar and KFAI Present

47SOUL and AFROTRONIX - Global Roots Festival 2019

Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

All Ages

Standing

Free

This is a standing show with an open floor. The Cedar always reserves a section of seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

Tickets are free and can be reserved online.

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AfrotroniX - 7:30pm

Named the ”Best African DJ of 2018,” Chad-born, Montreal-based artist AfrotroniX puts on ecstatic live shows that combine electronic music, live drums, African urban dance and digital art. His music draws on influences from around the globe, mixing dubstep, house, reggae and EDM with mbalax from Senegal and the Gambia, malinke music from West Africa, and Tuareg blues from the Sahara. Heavily influenced by Afrofuturism, he performs under a custom helmet called the “Afrotron,” with visual aesthetics reminiscent of Star Wars, Tron and Daft Punk.

AfrotroniX performing “OyO,” courtesy of AfrotroniX’s YouTube channel.

47SOUL - 8:30pm

Formed in Amman, Jordan in 2013, the Palestinian and Jordanian musicians of 47SOUL all have roots in Bilad al-Sham, a region that covers Palestine, Israel, Lebanon, Syria and parts of Jordan, Iraq, and Turkey. They’re pioneers of a new underground genre named for the region called “Shamstep,” which fuses dubstep, hip-hop and electro-Arabic dabke. 47SOUL hypes up beats that have been bumping in the Arab world for centuries with analog synthesizers, hypnotic guitar lines, and celebratory and political lyrics in Arabic and English.

47Soul performing “Intro to Shamstep,” courtesy of IndieMaj’s YouTube channel.


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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