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18 Sep

Global Roots Festival 2018: RIO MIRA and ZHOU FAMILY BAND - Cedar Cultural Center

416 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis,MN
09/18/2018 7:30 PM - 09/18/2018 9:30 PM


2018-09-18 19:30:00 2018-09-18 21:30:00 America/Detroit Global Roots Festival 2018: RIO MIRA and ZHOU FAMILY BAND Cedar Cultural Center info@wamza.com

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Rio Mira

Rio Mira is a marimba-centered supergroup that takes its name from the river that runs between Ecuador and Colombia. Their music highlights the Afro-Pacific culture established by rebel slaves known as cimarrones in the early 16th century, which continues to bind together a region divided by state borders. Rio Mira’s cyclical, rippling marimba rhythms flow like rivers traversing toward freedom, mixing with drums, shakers, and call-and-response vocals and harmonies that harken back to the cimarrones’ African roots.

“...Slinky rhythms, haunting melodies”
- The Guardian

Zhou Family Band

For over seven generations, Zhou Family Band has been performing the centuries-old wind and percussion music that has accompanied weddings, funerals, and worship in Lingbi, Anhui Province, part of the Central Plain area which formed the cradle of Chinese civilization. The group creates spectacular performances that blend theatrical stunts with flutes, mouth organs, drums, and cymbals, carrying forward Chinese folk traditions into the 21st century.

“China’s avant-garde”
- The Guardian