Local hip-hop artist Dessa will be joined by hundreds of students from Minneapolis Public Schools during an upcoming performance. The musician teamed up with local composer Jocelyn Hagen to write a song that students will perform in late April. One of the final rehearsals was held Friday at Patrick Henry High School.
It’s finally We Day, something students in Minnesota have been looking forward to for months. About 18,000 students and teachers came to the Xcel Energy Center to listen to live music and hear words from inspirational speakers.
We have been talking about Minnesota’s first We Day for months, and now it is just two weeks away. Students across the state have spent the past year doing service projects to earn a ticket to We Day, which is a day-long event featuring popular musical acts and inspirational speakers. We Day comes to the Xcel Energy Center on Oct. 8.
A local music star is suffering a big loss while on the road. According to Doomtree.net, the tour van of rapper and singer Dessa was burglarized Friday night, with thieves stealing crucial equipment for their shows. The singer/songwriter says her band lost computers, camera gear, merchandise and cash. It happened during a tour stop in Buffalo, N.Y. As police search for the stolen gear, Dessa started a fundraising page to replace those items. Fans have already contributed more than $20,000 as of Saturday evening.
Augsburg’s annual Nobel Peace Prize forum will feature some amazing speakers this weekend, including former South Africa president F.W. de Klerk, human rights advocate Naomi TuTu and a Minnesota rapper.
Minneapolis hip-hop singer Dessa is about to hit the road for her first headlining tour.
Bowed-string instruments are becoming a common sight in some rock bands, and now string music is getting its own festival in the Twin Cities.