4 months ago | Q&A
Shamir has lost his voice, I’m told over the phone by his press agent. It’s his first North American headlining tour, and he’s still got a whole slew of dates left, so he needs to rest up. I imagine he’s been going hard. It’s been an incredible ye...
6 months ago | Dance
CumbiaSazo run the biggest tropical bass party in Chicago, possibly even the US. Yet since their humble beginnings in 2011, they’ve remained rock-solid in their party’s intentions: To be an inclusive, DIY space that centers people of color and pro...
7 months ago | Concert Preview
For almost two decades now, Rekha Malhotra has brought in the crowds at her monthly Basement Bhangra party — no small feat anywhere, but especially not in New York City. Malhotra, better known as DJ Rekha, was one of the first to introduce bhangra...
11 months ago | Concert Preview
Ibeyi | The Cedar Cultural Center | Monday, March 30 During every performance, Ibeyi light two small candles on stage--one for their late father and one for their late sister. It's a way for the duo, comprised of twin-sisters Lisa-Kaindé Di...
2 years ago | Q&A
Ngoni king Bassekou Kouyate and his band Ngoni Ba are bringing some much-needed Malian heat -- and musical activism -- to the Cedar this Saturday. It will be almost a year to the day that Bassekou released his third studio album Jama Ko in the US,...