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Ensembles

Positive Vibrations

Positive Vibrations

Roots Reggae with Congolese music, band ranging primarily from a 5 to 7 piece; with Van Nixon vocals-guitar and mick laBriola drums-percussion-vocals-bandleader; both crazy-men formally of Macumba and the MAROONS. Other members hail from SHANGOYA and other groups. With Siama Matuzungidi on guitar/vocals from Zaire/Congo, Tim Siefkus on keys, Ike Russell on bass/vocals and Tom […]

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Karibuni

Karibuni

African music quartet featuring three artists- musicians from Africa. Siama Matuzungidi from Congo-Kinshasa on guitar-vocals-percussion-story teller, Lidia Wokolo Sanguma from Congo-Kinshasa dancer-singer-storyteller, Serge Akou from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) on bass-percussion and mick laBriola from Chicago/Minneapolis on drums-percussion-vocals Book Karibuni

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Maqam

Maqam

Music of the Arabic World. Featuring Mohammed Lulu from Palestine on Accordion-vocals and rotating members including David Stenshoel-violin, David Burk-oud, Salah Abdel Fatah-violin/oud, Dawn Doering on Nay and mick laBriola on percussion-drums. Book Maqam

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Ancestor Energy

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All original work Poetry & Jazz Ancestor Energy’s mantra is the juxtaposition of the amorous, enigmatic Poetry of Louis Alemayehu and the prodigious, procuratorial, riveting jazz compositions of Carei Thomas.

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Maroons

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The Maroons demonstrate Calypso, Soca, Nyabinghi, Mento, Ska, Rock Steady & Reggae. They also denomstrate instruments such as the conga drums, fonde, rumba box, banjo and steel drums. Modern guitars and drum set are also implemented. They have earned lavish praise from schools throughout Minnesota for their colorful and informative presentations.   ABOUT THE MAROONS […]

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Mojo Roots

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This dynamic trio were created to provide a musical alternative to the home grown, agriculturally provocative, party-down atmosphere of the Minnesota State Fair back in 1996.

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Voices of Sepharad

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Voices of Sepharad celebrates the rich multicultural world of Sephardic music, dance and storytelling.

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Beau Koo Jacks

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Founded in 2002 by Tom Zosel, John Eric Thiede and Paul Lagos, the Beau Koo Jacks are a tribute to the great New Orleans rhythm and blues sounds of the 50’s and 60’s.

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World Cafe International

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Arabic, Persian, Armenian, South American, Jazz, Celtic, Central African, Bulgarian, East Indian music etc. Instrumental Trio. Violin, Percussion, Guitar, Oud, Saz etc.

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