Midnimo, the Somali word for “unity,” is a program that features Somali artists from Minnesota and around the world in residencies and events that increase understanding of Somali culture through music. Midnimo is reviving and preserving Somalia’s rich musical traditions while fostering social connections between generations and cultures in the heart of the largest Somali diaspora in North America.



On Sunday, November 26th, join The Cedar for sambusas and Somali tea, followed by the presentation of I AM, performances written and performed by local Somali youth, along with Umuliso (“Midwife”), a short performance work created for the youth by playwright, lyricist, poet, and educator Said Salah, based on his award-winning children’s song written in 1979.


This performance is part of the Midnimo Workshop Series, a skills-based workshop for Somali youth in partnership with Brian Coyle Center, led by Taous Khazem and Said Salah. Midnimo was launched in partnership with Augsburg University in 2014 and features the world’s leading Somali artists in residencies, events, and projects that increase understanding of Somali culture through music.


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