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416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
http://www.thecedar.org/

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January 2020

Malamanya

January 25 @ 8:00 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$10 – $12

Malamanya is a United States based band comprised of musicians who share a mutual respect and enthusiasm for traditional rhythms and melodies from the Caribbean and Latin America. Their onstage energy and compositions reflect the communal, complex, and celebratory spirit prevalent in these musical genres. BUY TICKETS This is a standing show with an open floor. The Cedar always reserves a section of seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go…

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DRONE NOT DRONES: The 7th Annual 28-hour Drone

January 31 @ 7:00 pm - February 1 @ 11:00 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$20 – $30

Held every winter in Minneapolis DRONE NOT DRONES is part benefit concert, part art project, part community event. Now for the seventh year in a row, more than sixty acts will rotate on and off the stage to create a single uninterrupted 28-hour drone to protest the extrajudicial and immoral drone program and raise money for the victims of the United States military-industrial complex. The experts at Wikipedia say "Drone music is a minimalist musical style that emphasizes the use…

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February 2020

THE CEDAR COMMISSIONS Night One

February 21 @ 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$7.5 – $10

The Cedar Cultural Center presents the ninth annual Cedar Commissions on February 21st & 22nd, 2020, featuring new works by ilan Blanck, Tensae Fayise, Freaque, Rebecca Nichloson, Dua Saleh and Anat Spiegel.   Over the two nights of the 2020 Cedar Commissions, audience members will hear music inspired by family legacies and histories, traditional Ethiopian azmaris, women of the Holocaust, immersive Afrodiasporic sounds, Black America, collective action, and so much more. It’s a perfect chance to experience the next big…

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THE CEDAR COMMISSIONS Night TWO

February 22 @ 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$7.5 – $10

The Cedar Cultural Center presents the ninth annual Cedar Commissions on February 21st & 22nd, 2020, featuring new works by ilan Blanck, Tensae Fayise, Freaque, Rebecca Nichloson, Dua Saleh and Anat Spiegel.   Over the two nights of the 2020 Cedar Commissions, audience members will hear music inspired by family legacies and histories, traditional Ethiopian azmaris, women of the Holocaust, immersive Afrodiasporic sounds, Black America, collective action, and so much more. It’s a perfect chance to experience the next big…

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March 2020

Omar Sosa and Yilian Cañizares: Aguas

March 10 @ 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$25 – $28

Pianist Omar Sosa and violinist-vocalist Yilian Cañizares have come together to create Aguas, a beautiful and very personal album. Featuring their compatriot, percussionist Inor Sotolongo, Aguas reflects the perspectives of two generations of Cuban artists living outside their homeland, interpreting their roots and traditions in subtle and unique ways. Songs range from the poignant to the exuberant, and are expressive of the exceptional musical chemistry, poetic sensibilities, and originality of the artists. The material on Aguas is an inventive and engaging mix of…

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May 2020

BCUC (Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness)

May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Cedar Cultural Center, 416 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis , MN 55454
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$18 – $25

“ energetic, unique and magic formula; the voices of their ancestors, mixed with funk, punk-rock vibrations, hip-hop, Fela-inflections and much more.” —BBC Radio Having royally shaken up South African music with their powerful blend of “Africangungungu” (the name BCUC has given to its Afro-psychedelic mix of a cappella street music, funk, soul, hip-hop, and rock-and-roll), the seven-piece Soweto-based collective is ready to rock Minneapolis audiences for the first time. With their stirring harmonies and vibrant energy, BCUC has been proclaimed…

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