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. Come early for the Wada Jir Riverside Band Album Release on The Cedar’s plaza.
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. Come early and take in music from Dua and Tufawon on The Cedar’s plaza.
The third night of the Global Roots Festival features free performances from West African Kora virtuoso Sona Jobarteh and Kurdish vocalist Aynur. Come early and take in music curated by the East African Diasporic Artists Initiative on The Cedar’s plaza.
American Swedish Institute hosts day two of The Cedar’s 2018 Global Roots Festival. Catch a free screening of Martha & Niki, following the story of two Swedish friends who were the first ever female hip hop dance duo to beat all their opponents at international street dance competition Juste Debout in Paris.
American Swedish Institute hosts day two of The Cedar’s 2018 Global Roots Festival. At this free roundtable discussion, Aar Maanta & the Urban Nomads and Hoven Droven – two popular bands that take traditional music, reimagine it and use it to tell the stories of culture – come together with Somali multimedia artist, performer and educator Ifrah Mansour to talk about what their music symbolizes for them.
The first night of the Festival is a ticketed 30th Season Kickoff 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. Come early to explore free activities like the West Bank Night Market and music on The Cedar’s plaza.