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African Summer in Minneapolis

African Summer in Minneapolis

The African Summer music series returns to the Twin Cities for a ninth year, celebrating the diversity in music and culture of Africa. The series will consist of three concerts…

Review: ZAIRE 74 – The African Artists

Review: ZAIRE 74 – The African Artists

The Rumble in the Jungle is a gift that keeps on giving. The legendary 1974 heavyweight championship boxing match between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman yielded two superb documentary films,…

Nimco Yasin’s Midnimo residency finale concert is Friday, March 31

Nimco Yasin’s Midnimo residency finale concert is Friday, March 31

London-based Somali artist Nimco Yasin will conclude her Midnimo residency this week with a finale concert at the Cedar on Friday, March 31. A Cedar news release said Yasin will…

International Women’s Day: A Playlist

International Women’s Day: A Playlist

On this International Women’s Day, we honor the immense contributions women from Africa and the diaspora have made toward the music we love. With an extensive but by no means…

Salif Keita ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ is coming to Minneapolis

Salif Keita ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ is coming to Minneapolis

Malian superstar Salif Keïta, ‘The Golden Voice of Africa’ as music fans affectionately call him is set to perform at a Mshale sponsored concert at the Cedar on Wednesday, March…

Dandies Book Launch 2017: Make a Difference, Look Good Doing It

Dandies Book Launch 2017: Make a Difference, Look Good Doing It

Mark your calendars for the annual Dandies Project: a showcase and photo book release featuring professional men of color from around the Twin Cities. Amara Kamara, Dandies Project board member…

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars scheduled for Books for Africa benefit concert

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars scheduled for Books for Africa benefit concert

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will perform live at a Books for Africa benefit concert at the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St.Paul on Friday, February 10 to raise funds…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo: Cultural Ambassadors for South Africa

Their smiling faces and simple melodies belie the hard work and carefully cultivated talent that goes into the performance of Grammy-winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo.  On stage at the historic State…

Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Saturday concert in downtown Minneapolis

Ladysmith Black Mambazo for Saturday concert in downtown Minneapolis

Four-time Grammy winner, South Africa’s Ladysmith Black Mambazo, will be back in the Twin Cities on February 4 at the State Theatre in Minneapolis. The group, known for their plifting…

Somi to perform new album at the Ordway

Somi to perform new album at the Ordway

Somi performs at the Ordway in St. Paul January 27th. She’s been in town before; this time around, she’ll bring to the stage music featured on her newest album, yet…

Eddy Kenzo to perform in Minneapolis

Eddy Kenzo to perform in Minneapolis

Uganda’s Eddy Kenzo and the 2015 BET ‘Viewer’s Choice Best New International Artist’ will perform in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 17 at the Rouge At The Lounge Nightclub in a…

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