Cretan multi-instrumentalist Stelios Petrakis spoke in-depth with us ahead of his debut US tour about his passion for traditional Cretan music, collaborations, his mentor Ross Daly, his creative process and style, the process of making instruments, and his life philosophy.
JØUR (fka Jourdan Myers) spoke with us ahead of her debut album release show at The Cedar on October 11th. We chatted about how Jourdan got started in music, where she draws inspiration from, what she thinks of the Twin Cities music scene, her interests, and a little about the Good Arts Collective she co-founded.
We caught a few minutes on the phone with Jarlath Henderson ahead of his show at The Cedar on October 7th, as he took a break from hanging with friends at a pub. We chatted about what he wants his music to communicate, his melding of traditional Irish songs and instrumentation with modern electronics and synthesizers, and his upcoming album with Duncan Lyall, Innes Watson, and Hamish Napier.
English instrumentalist quartet Spiro has been creating music together for an incredible 25 years. The group is known for defying genres with complex string arrangements featuring the viola, violin, mandolin, and guitar. We talked with Jane Harbour of Spiro ahead of her show with LOTT at The Cedar about her inspirations, the evolution of Spiro, and what you can expect from the group’s set at The Cedar.
The Swedish band Hoven Droven (Swedish for “Helter Skelter”) make a triumphant return to The Cedar Cultural Center stage on September 15th. Michael Lord, Cedar Assistant Director of Events, and MJ Gilmore, Cedar Box Office & Office Manager, interviewed percussionist Björn Höglund and fiddler Kjell-Erik Eriksson in advance of their show.
September is going to be an exciting time at The Cedar. From the eerie, experimental music of Juana Molina, to the jazz rock instrumentals of local band OVRFWRD, the entire month is packed full of a wide variety of music for all to enjoy.
Check out a playlist of all our September 2018 artists on Spotify, and read up on our top picks below.
The Cedar Cultural Center is pleased to announce Antoine Martinneau, Brianna Lane, Jo Kellen, Kashimana Ahua, Lula Saleh and Tarek Abdelqader as the recipients of the eighth round of the Cedar Commissions, The Cedar’s flagship commissioning program for emerging artists made possible by a grant from the Jerome Foundation.