Through our Global Roots program, The Cedar brings more than 70 global acts to our stage each year. The Cedar also hosts a free multi-day Global Roots Festival each September

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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 Launched in Minneapolis in 2014 by The Cedar and Augsburg College, the program has now grown throughout the state in partnership with Minnesota State University, Mankato Department of Music Performance Series and The Paramount Center for the Arts in St. Cloud.

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The Cedar Commissions is our flagship program for emerging artists made possible with a grant from the Jerome Foundation. Since its launch in 2011, The Cedar has commissioned and showcased new work by more than 45 local emerging composers and musicians