Taleex Band October 26-31, 2014

The music of Taleex Band combines many voices of male and female Somali artists. Though they've performed as a group for less than a year, Taleex Band may be paving the way for a revival of Somali music of the 60's and 70's, often regarded as the most innovative period in the history of Somali music. Somali artists from this era are described by Somali music historian Sanaag Samataliye as, "consistently innovative without abandoning their roots." This residency marked Taleex Band’s second performance at The Cedar, when all thirteen original members graced our stage to wow the audience, with a little help from several jazz musicians from Augsburg College.


Taleex Band’s residency combined with several showings of “Fishing Without Nets,” directed by first-time feature filmmaker Cutter Hodierne and presented by VICE Films. Shot in East Africa with Somali non-professional actors, “Fishing Without Nets” tells the story of Abdi, a principled young husband and father in Somalia who turns to piracy to support his family. When some of the pirates resort to violence, Abdi must make difficult choices to determine his course.

Residency Schedule

Sunday, October 26th 2014

“Fishing Without Nets” film screenings

5pm, 7:30pm and 9:30pm at The Cedar Cultural Center

Monday, October 27th 2014

“Fishing Without Nets” film screening

1pm at The Cedar Cultural Center

“Fishing Without Nets” discussion with members of Taleex Band

3pm at The Cedar Cultural Center

Tuesday, October 28th 2014

Cedar Riverside Health Commons Third Annual Celebration featuring a musical performance by Taleex Band

5pm at The Cedar Cultural Center

Seward Co-op Annual Meeting featuring a musical appearance by Taleex Band

6pm at American Swedish Institute

“Fishing Without Nets” film screening

8pm at The Cedar Cultural Center

Wednesday, October 29th 2014

Conversation & Mini-performance by Taleex Band for Music Students

4pm at Augsburg College

Taleex Band Classroom Visit- Augsburg Choir rehearsal with choir director and faculty member Peter Hendrickson

5:15pm at Augsburg College

Thursday, October 30th 2014

Conversation & Mini-performance by Taleex Band

4:15pm at Sullivan Elementary School

Taleex Band Classroom Visit- Augsburg Interfaith Scholars Seminar with faculty member Matt Maruggi

6:00pm at Augsburg College

Gordon Byrd’s Art Opening featuring performances by members of Taleex Band, Teenage Moods, Rupert Angeleyes and France Camp

8:00pm at The Nicollet

Friday, October 31st 2014

Taleex Band Classroom Visit- World Politics: Global Change and Local Connections with faculty member Joe Underhill

11:00am at Augsburg College

Taleex Band Residency Finale Concert

8:00pm at The Cedar

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