The Cedar's 30th Season with AAR MAANTA and HOVEN DROVEN - Cedar Cultural Center416 Cedar Ave S Minneapolis,MN
09/15/2018 8:00 PM - 09/15/2018 10:00 PM
Taking their name from a provincial slang term meaning "hullabaloo,” Swedish band Hoven Droven combines the melodic sense of folk music with the intensity and attitude of a heavy metal band. Since coming together in the small town of Ostersund in 1989, the band has continued to roar with unleashed potency. Their 2006 album "Jumping at The Cedar," recorded live at The Cedar, was nominated for a Swedish Grammy.
Aar Maanta is a Somali musician whose activism, work and creativity led him to become a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations High Commissioner of Refugees (UNHCR), while leading one of the only active touring bands in the world that plays live Somali music. His work includes the recent UNHCR campaign about irregular youth migration in the Horn of Africa, Dangerous Crossings, for which his song “Tahriib” was reproduced and performed in collaboration with leading artists from Africa.
“The voice of a new Somali generation”
- Minnesota Public Radio