Back to Europe for some Hot Club jazz & a tribute to Belgian chromatic harmonica player Toots Thielemans. Then to Cuba for a Celia Cruz set alongside local orchestra Malamanya – celebrating a CD release on Friday evening at the Cedar Cultural Center – and following up with the Pedrito Martinez Group ! A quick pass through Peru for Novalima and a set of Buffy Sainte-Marie in town Friday evening as well ! Closing up with a few African artists and another song from Prince – which still deserves heavy rotation !
After the half: welcome to the Echo Chamber Dub Zoological Gardens! Running around free in our cavernous, reverbanaceous pens, you'll meet an Iguana, a Fat Mouse, two Bears, a Condor and an Eagle, a flying Monkey, a Fuzzy Mammoth, a Fat Panther, a Balmy Tiger… OH, MY!! Wait, where'd our Lion go? Oh, next week for that guy. Just don't miss The Widdler's Froggy! Oh, and is THAT a bacteria the size of a fish? Or is it an actual salmon named Ella??
Free Puppetry Workshop for Artists of Color: 22 artists. 7 Days. Many techniques taught by several Master Puppeteers. 2 Minneapolis venues. 1 Performance. The McKnight Foundation funded good eats. Minneapolis-based, Sri-Lankan American artist Chamindika Wanduragala hosted the workshop and the gofundme effort to make it all happen—and plans to do it again. You can still give to the dream.
Spin with Cyn Celebrates Monty Lee Wilkes. Soundguys and musician friends of MLW, who worked him, shared favorite stories and songs celebrating MLW's extraordinary life and contributions as a world-renowned FOH sound and recording engineer.