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.
Blending a seemingly limitless range of influences, 26 BATS! are building a reputation on their airtight performances and being really hard to describe. The "genre-fluid" band began in 2015 and has since made a big splash in the Minneapolis music scene. Taking inspiration from the likes of Kacey Musgraves and Lizzo, the quintet have grown to become one of the most lovable and unpredictable bands in town.
The idea of the ever-recurring cycle of life comes alive through the work of Minnesota’s first and only tabla ensemble, Aavartan. Led by Dr. A Pavan, a staple figure in the local classical Indian music scene, Aavartan is the culmination of years of experience and collaboration among multiple Twin Cities Indian music artists.
The Cedar's 30th Season kicks off in September! Help us celebrate by sending us your favorite photo memories and stories of The Cedar, new and old. We'll be compiling them into a traditionally nontraditional memory slideshow that will run during our 30th Birthday Party Concert on September 15th and throughout our Global Roots Festival, September 17th-19th!