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Acclaimed Mauritanian Griot, Noura Mint Seymali, coming to Minneapolis on February 19

Acclaimed Mauritanian Griot, Noura Mint Seymali, coming to Minneapolis on February 19

The Twin Cities has finally gotten lucky and will play host to the heir of a Mauritanian Griot lineage stretching back untold generations. The Cedar will host Noura Mint Seymali…

Angelique Kidjo tickets go on sale for Twin Cities concert

Angelique Kidjo tickets go on sale for Twin Cities concert

After a five year hiatus, two-time Grammy Award winner, Angelique Kidjo, will be back in the Twin Cities on Sunday, April 24. The “Queen of African Music” will perform at…

Little Africa ignites culture, not just business

Little Africa ignites culture, not just business

The Little Africa initiative, spearheaded by project leader Gene Gelgelu, held its first arts, open mic and dialogue series this past Wednesday, January 20th. The free event, held at the…

The Montreal club that brought African music to North America

The Montreal club that brought African music to North America

Club Balattou is tiny. You walk in off St. Laurent, one of Montreal’s main drags, and you’re looking directly at musicians on stage just ahead to the right. In fact,…

How South Africa born Trevor Noah is making The Daily Show his own, without changing it completely

How South Africa born Trevor Noah is making The Daily Show his own, without changing it completely

Late night’s only millennial host opens up about his first month On Sept. 28, the final piece of the recast late-night lineup clicked into place with the debut of The…

A wondrous Seun Kuti rocks the garden

A wondrous Seun Kuti rocks the garden

There was only one general consensus among the crowd that filled the Walker Museum’s lawn for Rock The Garden’s Sunday line up, as Nigerian musician Seun Kuti and his band…

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…

Ugandan Born Musician Samite to Headline International Children’s Festival at the Ordway

Ugandan Born Musician Samite to Headline International Children’s Festival at the Ordway

Samite (Sæm ē tay) n. 1.a. World-renowned musician, b. Humanitarian, c. Photographer. 2. Born and raised in Uganda. 3. Travels the world bringing his message of peace and hope through the healing…

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,…

Kenya’s Sauti Sol to kickoff U.S tour in Minnesota

Kenya’s Sauti Sol to kickoff U.S tour in Minnesota

If you haven’t already heard of Kenya’s Sauti Sol, get to know them now. Because on Thursday May 21st, the group will be bringing their music to fans in the…