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FIDEL NADAL & MR. PAUER and LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD - Global Roots Festival 2019

Due to extremely high demand for the first night of The Cedar’s free Global Roots Festival, we are no longer able to accept ticket reservations for Fidel Nadal & Mr. Pauer and Les Filles de Illighadad.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A RESERVATION:

To claim your reserved ticket, arrive at The Cedar before 7:20pm on Monday, September 23rd. At 7:25pm, all unclaimed ticket reservations will be released and made available to walk-up patrons. If you arrive after 7:25, The Cedar cannot guarantee your admittance - at that point, all patrons will be allowed into the show on a first-come, first-served basis until the venue reaches capacity.

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A RESERVATION:

If you’d like to attend this event, but don’t have a ticket reservation, it still may be possible to see the show. The Cedar will be releasing all unclaimed ticket reservations to walk-up patrons on a first-come, first-served basis at 7:25pm until the venue reaches capacity.

Questions? Contact The Cedar at info@thecedar.org.


The Cedar and KFAI Present

FIDEL NADAL & MR. PAUER and LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD - Global Roots Festival 2019

Monday, September 23rd, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM

All Ages

Standing

Free

This is a standing show with an open floor. The Cedar always reserves a section of seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

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Les Filles De Illighadad - 7:30pm

Female-led avant rock group Les Filles De Illighadad blends contemporary Tuareg guitar with traditional music from rural Niger called tende. Tende, which takes its name from a drum built from a goat skin stretched across a mortar and pestle, is a communal musical practice led by women full of vocals, handclaps, and percussion. In the 1970’s, tende’s vocal melodies inspired the guitar riffs of Tuareg guitarists in exile, leading to the music of Tinariwen, Bombino, and Mdou Moctar. Now, Les Filles De Illighadad’s music returns us to the original source of “desert blues,” combining the driving rhythm and polyphonic resonant vocals of tende with hypnotic guitar riffs.

Fatou Seidi Ghali from Les Filles de Illighadad performing “Telilit,” courtesy of Sahel Sounds’ YouTube channel.

Fidel Nadal with Mr. Pauer - 8:30pm

With a career spanning over three decades and two Latin Grammy nominations, it makes sense that Rolling Stone calls Fidel Nadal “the Rasta who revolutionized Latin Rock.” Fidel first exploded on the underground scene in the late ’80s as co-founder and lead singer of the radically political rasta-punk band Todos Tus Muertos, followed by a stint as part of cultural roots reggae trio Lumumba. He continues to make Afro-Argentine musical history while inspiring solidarity, love and unity. He’ll be joined by Latin Grammy nominated producer Mr. Pauer, known for his signature sound dubbed “electrópico.”

Fidel Nadal performing "Siempre Para Adelante," courtesy of Reggaeville’s YouTube channel.


THANKS TO OUR 2019 GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL FUNDERS

This activity is funded, in part, by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund as appropriated by the Minnesota State Legislature with money from the Legacy Amendment vote of the people of Minnesota on November 4, 2008.

The engagement of Fidel Nadel and Mr. Pauer is made possible through Southern Exposure: Performing Arts of Latin America, a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts.


THANKS TO OUR 2019 GLOBAL ROOTS FESTIVAL SPONSORS


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