Presented by Greg Grease as part of The Cedar Artist Collective
NU COSMOS Featuring The Lioness, Radio Ahlee, BooBoo, Kamilla Love, Yon, and Temezgen
Saturday, November 2nd / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 8:00 PM
Sliding Sale: $5 / $10 / $15 / $20
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.
General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, and at the door.
Nu Cosmos is a special evening of performances presented by Greg Grease of The Cedar's Artist Collective celebrating unity, culture, and community emboldened by multi-generational spaces and conversations. The night will feature:
Temezgen is an Eritrean-American alternative RnB/Pop producer, singer-songwriter, and visual artist from Saint Paul, Minnesota. From writing and production to even visuals, Temezgen has remained the sole contributor to all of his artwork. As such, this has allowed him to maintain complete control of his artistic style and direction. This artistic control takes influence from musical eras in Temezgen's life rather than specific artists. His alternative influence shines through in the form of robust synths accompanied by early 2000's rhythms and pop melodies. Delivering an ever-evolving artistry with a genre-bending discography, Temezgen manages to stay true to his sound while still leaving something for everyone.
Minneapolis producer/DJ/bass player bridging the gap between hip-hop instrumentals and electronica. Influenced by artist/producers Katrayana, Madlib, Flying Lotus, and others who explore the two genres.
Bio to come
Booboo is a Trans Femme Producer/Vocalist/Musician/Artist. Based out of Minneapolis MN their mission is to bring the spotlight to Queer Black artists!
South Minneapolis native RÅDĮØ ÅHŁËË is a wonder of the world. Born Ahlee Ruffin, the rapper, singer, and dancer is a ball of pure joy and light derived from the SÜN. Coining his music WZDRY (wizardry), ÅHŁËË uses his black boy magic to captivate your ears with a powerful voice that pierces your soul, a skillful and intricate flow that exudes wisdom and the magic to get you moving and grooving. He credits Afrika Bambaataa, Busta Rhymes, OutKast, The Fugees, A Tribe Called Quest, The Black Eyed Peas and of course, Go Go Power Rangers, as early influences that inspired his vision of fusing hip hop, dance, the magic of imagination and the energy and ability we all posses to channel our best selves.
The Lioness was born and raised in Minneapolis. Following inspiration from the likes of Ms. Lauryn Hill & Queen Latifah, helped influence her artistically.
Her first Mixtape, The Most Anticipated, released in January of 2011, debuted just months after graduating from McNally Smith College of Music in St. Paul. The Lioness has been privileged to work alongside a host of legendary performers, such as: I Self Devine, Brother Ali, and Atmosphere. She has also built relationships with top producers & winners of the, Red Bull Big Tune Beat Battle Championship, Nicademus and G Mo.
The Lioness believes it is an obligation support other beacons of positivity & truth. She has had the honor of working with community organizations such as: Occupy Homes, Neighborhoods Organizing for Change, Save The Kids, Outfront Minnesota, Safe School For All Coalition, Hope Community, Voices for Racial Justice and the MN Voter ID Amendment.
The Lioness has released a series of mixtapes, 'Lost Tapes', 'Queen', and a collaboration album with Titan administration Records called 'The Cabinet’. On June 30, 2016, The Lioness released her first full-length album "Growing Pains". On May 26, 2018, she released her second full-length album “Greater Vision”. She is currently on tour with Atmosphere. She still resides on the Northside and is focused on spreading positivity in her community.
ABOUT THE ARTIST COLLECTIVE
The Cedar’s Artist Collective is a group of curatorial artists and cultural liaisons from Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities who are advising efforts at The Cedar Cultural Center to expand access and diversify programming. The group is comprised of of artists associated with Midnimo and the Cedar Commissions: Ritika Ganguly, Julian Manzara, Dameun Strange, Harbi, Ifrah Mansour, and Greg Grease.
These innovative artists have spent 2019 curating their own shows at The Cedar, developing initiatives to increase access to the arts at The Cedar, and advising our staff and programming. This is The Cedar’s first-ever multicultural, multi-genre music collective in the organization’s 30-year history.