Socialize

Home » Entries posted by Susan Budig (Page 2)
Stories written by susan
Susan is based in Minneapolis and reports on general assignments for Mshale with a focus on entertainment. In addition to reporting, she is also a writer, poet, teacher and coach.

King Sunny Ade’s Show at The Cedar Cancelled

King Sunny Ade’s Show at The Cedar Cancelled

If you had plans to enjoy King Sunny Ade at The Cedar Cultural Center on July 13th, you’ll need to make new plans. Due to a worldwide computer system breakdown…

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to Perform at Rock the Garden June 21st

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 to Perform at Rock the Garden June 21st

Seun Kuti & Egypt 80 understand how to play to huge crowds. They know how to handle hot sunshine or soaking rain. They’ve played in many festivals, but the weekend…

Despite late late start, Sauti Sol kicks off U.S. tour with a bang

Despite late late start, Sauti Sol kicks off U.S. tour with a bang

Sauti Sol teased radio listeners with a 20 minute interview on KFAI radio Thursday afternoon when they conversed with the hosts of African Rhythms, Brad Wrolstad and George (Jojo) Ndege,…

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

African Paradise Restaurant Opens in South Minneapolis

All week long, tantalizing aromas have been wafting from the doors of African Paradise Restaurant as they’ve rehearsed for their grand opening, Friday, March 20. The freshly painted walls and…

East African Voices at The Loft this Friday

The Loft’s Poetry Out Loud program, coordinated by Loft Education Outreach Manager Kathryn Savage, presents an evening of readings centering on East African voices. The East African Voices event, an…

Salif Keita to Grace Dakota Jazz Club Stage

When Salif Keita stepped on stage as an 18 year old in Mali, West Africa, it was 1967. World headlines looked much the same as they do now: Israeli and…

February 18th marks Gambia’s independence and IBé’s original celebration

February 18th marks Gambia’s independence and IBé’s original celebration

In a single breath, IBé can spill out over two hundred syllables. But to honor Gambia’s 49th anniversary of independence, he’s asking us to read only 17 syllables at a…

Rich diversity of African artists are Minnesota bound

Rich diversity of African artists are Minnesota bound

The Twin Cities entertainment scene will experience a rich diversity of African entertainment in the coming months. we have compiled some of them for your consideration. Ordway in St. Paul…

Otaak bringing music of the Pharaohs to Minneapolis

Otaak bringing music of the Pharaohs to Minneapolis

With his Beja heritage, Ahmed Said Abuamna from Eastern Sudan, brings the spellbinding music from his homeland to the Cedar Cultural Center this coming Wednesday, January 29th. Joining him with…

Oliver Mtukudzi performing at the Dakota in Minneapolis January 21

Oliver Mtukudzi performing at the Dakota in Minneapolis January 21

Like the Colorado River helped to sculpt the Grand Canyon, so Oliver Mtukudzi and the Black Spirits work to shape their musical landscape into a fluid work of beauty. Tuku…

African Gallery reopens at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

African Gallery reopens at Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Renovations at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts have kept the African Gallery boarded up for the past ten months. Now they’ve opened their doors to a new way of taking…