Posts tagged global music

One week remains until the 416 Club series! Each performance will be on a Sunday; click through below for more details.

January 6th- Ted Moore. Inspired by the Epic of Gilgamesh, Moore is composing a piece for string quartet and live audio processing.*

January 13th- Nathan Hanson. Inspired by Bulgarian choral compositions, Big band saxophone sections, jazz, blues, and electronica, Hanson will be composing music for a choir of six saxophones.*

January 20th- Maria Isa. Through collaboration with Adriana Rimpel of the local Cuban band Malamanya, Maria will create five original songs that trace the Afro-Latina music scene in Minnesota.

January 27th- David Gerald Sutton. McNally Smith student composes for an electronic quartet with loopers and a massive array of effect pedals, enabling a sound more akin to a rock orchestra.

February 3rd- Miriam Gerberg. Multi-talented musician Miriam Gerberg will be applying the compelling improvisation traditions of Turko-Arabic music with the shimmering sounds of the Javanese gamelan.*

February 17th- Pooja Pavan. Pooja Goswami Pavan’s “Global Conversations” explores this idea. With the help of bouzouki player Greg Herriges, Pavan will fuse music from her native North India with other folk sounds hailing from The Middle East, Greece, Turkey, Japan, and Brazil.

February 24th- Nicholas Gaudette. Composing and performing three different pieces for the upright bass and accompaniment, Nicholas Gaudette will pair each composition with a different style of dance.

Tickets to each event are $5. A club pass is available for $20. The 416 Club Commissions are made possible by the Jerome Foundation.

*-Funded in part by New Music USA

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Terakaft has three U.S. dates in September!!
9/20 - Global Roots Festival at The Cedar - Minneapolis, MN
9/21 - Landfall Festival - Cedar Rapids, IA
9/23 - World Music Fest: Mayne Stage - Chicago, IL
New album Kel Tamasheq is out Oct. 9 on World Village.

Our 4th Annual Global Roots Festival is coming up!

worldvillagemusic:

Terakaft has three U.S. dates in September!!

9/20 - Global Roots Festival at The Cedar - Minneapolis, MN

9/21 - Landfall Festival - Cedar Rapids, IA

9/23 - World Music Fest: Mayne Stage - Chicago, IL

New album Kel Tamasheq is out Oct. 9 on World Village.

Our 4th Annual Global Roots Festival is coming up!

Spoek “Ghost” Mathambo graces our hall tonight!

From Johannesburg, Spoek Mathambo, born Nthato Mokgata, is a 26-year-old rapper/songwriter/producer that makes Afro-Futurist music that includes elements of rap, African dance grooves, rock, and his self-coined township-tech/township house (referring to contemporary techno/house scenes in South Africa). His latest album, Father Creeper, was released in March on Sub Pop. 

Local Dub trio Sound System Sabotage to open. 

Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm. This is not to be missed!

Our African Summer series highlights African music, culture, dance, and community on the West Bank.

Orchestre Poly-Rythmo from the Republic of Benin will play at The Cedar on Tuesday, July 10th.

Get up close and personal with Lee "Scratch" Perry with your own bobble head doll!

Yup.

Lee “Scratch” Perry performs at The Cedar two weeks from today on Wednesday, May 23. Get yer tickets now before they sell out!

Interesting commentary on Seun Kuti on MPR today: “The lessons learned from an 8-year-old singer” by Rachel Joyce (The Walker). Source here.

Seun Kuti plays with Fela’s legendary Egypt 80 at The Cedar tomorrow evening, Saturday, April 14th.

U.S. Visa Rules Deprive Stages of Performers

VISA issues have plagued The Cedar this season with the cancellation of Staff Benda Bilili and Aar Maanta in the fall of 2011.  This article sheds some light as to the difficulties of getting international artists to the U.S.

Since Sept. 11 American visa procedures for foreign artists and performers have grown increasingly complicated, making the system a serious impediment to cultural exchanges.

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Tinariwen evolves from cassettes to The Colbert Report- CBC Music
“With one of the most compelling back stories in music — bandleader Ibrahim Ag Alhabib witnessing his father’s execution as a boy of four, military training under the late Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and countless outdoor gigs under the desert sky — the Tuareg band Tinariwen needs no help creating interest.
From its earliest cassette-only releases to recent television appearances on The Colbert Report, (see video below for a taste of that) and elsewhere, the group has shown a knack for gritty performances that fuse muezzin-style ululations with chiming electric guitars in a style that has come to be known as desert blues…”

Always lovely to hear and learn more about our friends Tinariwen. What’s currently happening in Mali should also be on everyone’s radars. (If interested, check out decent BBC coverage on events prior to the ceasefire here).

worldvillagemusic:

Tinariwen evolves from cassettes to The Colbert Report- CBC Music

“With one of the most compelling back stories in music — bandleader Ibrahim Ag Alhabib witnessing his father’s execution as a boy of four, military training under the late Libyan leader Muammar al-Gaddafi and countless outdoor gigs under the desert sky — the Tuareg band Tinariwen needs no help creating interest.

From its earliest cassette-only releases to recent television appearances on The Colbert Report, (see video below for a taste of that) and elsewhere, the group has shown a knack for gritty performances that fuse muezzin-style ululations with chiming electric guitars in a style that has come to be known as desert blues…”

Always lovely to hear and learn more about our friends Tinariwen. What’s currently happening in Mali should also be on everyone’s radars. (If interested, check out decent BBC coverage on events prior to the ceasefire here).