Despite the warm weather lingering in Minnesota, the summer season is coming to a close. And with it, the summer concert season.
But that doesn’t mean that there is a lack of exciting and innovative artists coming to the state. Just glance at the Cedar Cultural Center’s upcoming schedule and it’s easy to see.READ MORE: Data Show COVID Cases In Minnesota Schools Have Declined, But Experts Still Watching For Long-Term Trends
Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 9, the Cultural Center will welcome Tuareg rock band, Terakaft.
Tuareg is the name for a subset of people that populate the Saharan region of North Africa that tend to live a nomadic lifestyle.
Originating 20 years ago as part of a desert blues group Tinariwen, Terakaft gradually formed into its own group in 2001. Maintaining the essence of blues with socially and politically inspired lyrics, Terakaft lightens their message by adding a bit of pop and dance to their beats.
Their music defines and grounds a people whose past has been fluid and ever-evolving.
Following Terakaft, on Monday, Sept. 14 the Georgian roots band Zedashe will take the stage at the Cedar Cultural Center.READ MORE: After WCCO's Eye-Opening Ride Along With Minneapolis Sergeant, Both Sides Of Policing Debate Give Very Different Takes
Zedashe will be playing a four-week American tour with six stops in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.
Much like Terakaft, Zedashe helps offer insight into an lesser-known society. They keep the traditions of medieval Georgia alive with Orthodox chants and three-part harmony folk songs.
Terakaft will perform at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Tickets cost $30. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit the Cedar Cultural Center online.
Zedashe will perform at 7:30 on Monday, Sept. 14. Tickets cost $18 in advance and $20 the day of the show.
Zedashe will also be performing at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral, 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Tapestry Folkdance Center, 8 p.m. Saturday at Hamline University and at 4:30 p.m. at GYST Fermentation Bar.MORE NEWS: Can You Get The Flu Shot And The COVID Vaccine?
For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit Zedashe online.