Acoustic Africa featuring Habib Koité At The Cedar

This second installment of the exhilarating musical journey to Acoustic Africa focuses on the richness of the African guitar tradition. Sunday’s show features Habib Koité, the Malian superstar whose exciting concerts have endeared him to audiences worldwide, Oliver Mtukudzi, a national hero in his home country of Zimbabwe, and Afel Bocoum, a gentle and unassuming guitarist, singer, and composer from Mali–and a long-time musical partner (and nephew) of the late, great Ali Farka Toure. The three artists, backed by a traditional African band, unite in song in a collaborative performance that honors their African heritage while simultaneously pushing at contemporary musical boundaries. [DETAILS.] Found at YouTube from idamawatu.

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet At The State Theatre

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet At The State Theatre

Northrop Dance at the University of Minnesota ventures to downtown Minneapolis to present Aspen Santa Fe Ballet this Tuesday, March 7. [DETAILS].

Celebrating its 15th anniversary season, the contemporary ballet troupe has taken the country by storm with their adventurous sampling of choreographers, range of dance styles, and an impressively extensive repertoire, acquiring and commissioning works from the top choreographers of the world. The company that takes “hold of your heart” (The Washington Post) performs an exhilarating program of contemporary dance exemplifying its commitment to commissioning groundbreaking work by both world renowned and emerging choreographers. Found at YouTube from TheCAMIChannel.