Hennepin Theatre Trust Broadway season updates
Concert

Bands Around the World

December 10 - 15, 2019

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Ukrainian Village Band performs in the Jack Link's Legend Lounge at 900 Hennepin

Hennepin Theatre Trust is bringing the spirit of Broadway’s hit musical The Band’s Visit  to life during its Minneapolis run with a series of pre-show, nightly concerts from December 10 to 15. Each night, a Twin Cities-based music group will bring sounds from around the world to patrons for a special performance in the Jack Link’s Legend Lounge, located next to the Orpheum Theatre. All concerts are free and open to the public.

The variety of musical groups ranges from Ukrainian folk music to Brazilian Forró and Turkish classical music, performing different styles from around the world — all by local musicians from the Twin Cities’ vibrant and diverse cultural communities.

The weeklong performances conclude with the Nihavent Trio, which includes a violinist with The National Arab Orchestra out of Detroit who has worked directly with two members of The Band’s Visit touring ensemble.

Scheduled acts include:

  • Tuesday, December 10 (6 to 7:30 p.m.): Ukrainian Village Band
    The band plays a variety of folk and modern music representing the country’s various ethnic communities, and includes drums, vocals, fiddle, bass, guitar and accordion. https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianMinnesota/
  • Wednesday, December 11 (6 to 7:30 p.m.): Ukrainian Village Band
    The band plays a variety of folk and modern music representing the country’s various ethnic communities, and includes drums, vocals, fiddle, bass, guitar and accordion. https://www.facebook.com/UkrainianMinnesota/
  • Thursday, December 12 (6 to 7:30 p.m.): Siama’s Congo Music
    Congolese musician Siama Matuzungidi has toured the world with many popular soukous artists. Together with Dallas Johnson, he brings the music of his homeland to Twin Cities audiences. https://www.siamamusic.com/
  • Friday, December 13 (6:30 to 8 p.m.): Samba Meu
    This acoustic Brazilian roots ensemble performs Forró and other styles at a wide variety of local venues, warming the hearts and souls of Minnesotans with the sounds of Brazil. https://www.facebook.com/sambameumn/
  • Saturday, December 14 (6:30 to 8 p.m.): Siama’s Congo Music
    Congolese musician Siama Matuzungidi has toured the world with many popular soukous artists. Together with Dallas Johnson, he brings the music of his homeland to Twin Cities audiences.
    https://www.siamamusic.com/
  • Sunday, December 15 (5 to 6:30 p.m.): Nihavent Trio
    Performing Turkish classical music and some folk styles, this trio features Laura Harada, who is a violinist with The National Arab Orchestra, and its repertoire also includes Armenian favorites.

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