Read a letter from Cedar Executive Director David Hamilton celebrating 30 Seasons of The Cedar. You make The Cedar what it is today: a home for music that values cultural connections, embraces artists from all over the globe, and welcomes all.
Freaque is a project of Gabriel Rodreick, who sustained a C5 Spinal Cord Injury while diving into the Pacific Ocean in Costa Rica eleven years ago. In his new piece A Cripple’s Dance, he combines a five-member band with four dancers to challenge narratives about spinal cord injury, exploring anger, fear, and hope, and examines the balance between healing and risk taking.
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.