MINNEAPOLIS (Oct. 26, 2021) — Hennepin Theatre Trust and the Cedar Cultural Center announced that Brazilian superstar vocalist-composer MARISA MONTE will play the historic State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) on Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 8 p.m. Hailed as “One of the most exquisite voices in Brazilian music” (New York Times), Monte’s adventurous take on Brazilian popular music has sold well over 10 million albums worldwide and won international awards including four Latin Grammys, the recent prestigious Tenco Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting, seven Brazilian MTV Video Music Awards and more. Marisa is considered by Rolling Stone Brasil, along with Elis Regina, to be one of the country’s top two greatest singers, with two releases listed among the 100 best albums of Brazilian music. Monte is returning to the stage with a 10-city March U.S. tour produced by Brazilian Nites — the largest yet of her career — to celebrate her twelfth album, Portas (Doors) on Phonomotor/Sony Music, with more than thirty million streaming plays to date.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 29 at 10 a.m. at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
|Saturday||March 12||8 p.m.||State Theatre||$108, $75, $55, $45|
All pricing includes a Building and Restoration Fee of $4.
Monte’s voice has the lilt and delicacy of bossa nova, but her singing, like her songwriting, is driven by a fierce intelligence, a curiosity about the human condition and a passion for risks. She has collaborated with a wide array of vanguard artists, including Seu Jorge, David Byrne, Philip Glass, Caetano Veloso, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Arto Lindsay, John Zorn and Laurie Anderson. Recently Sony Music also released the single “Vento Sardo” (Sardinian Wind), written and sung by Monte and Jorge Drexler, the Oscar-winning Uruguayan singer-songwriter.
On October 22, Monte was in Sanremo, Italy to collect the prestigious Tenco Award for lifetime achievement in songwriting. Past recipients include Leonard Cohen, Joni Mitchell, Tom Waits, and several icons of Brazil (Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Chico Buarque, and Vinicius de Moraes). Monte is her country’s first female honoree.
On tour, her band includes some of Brazil’s most sought-after musicians: bassist Dadi, a favorite of such first-rank stars as Caetano Veloso, drummer Pupillo (Gal Costa, Seu Jorge, Céu); guitarist Chico Brown, the talented son of Carlinhos Brown, percussionist Pretinho da Serrinha, (Seu Jorge, Tribalistas), and guitarist Davi Moraes (Caetano Veloso, Maria Rita).
“I’m super-happy to come back to the road,” says Monte. “I’ve never spent so much time without singing live. I’m very glad to have the opportunity to go to the United States and sing in many cities where I’ve never performed. It’s nice for me after 35 years to have this chance.”
Hennepin Theatre Trust drives cultural and economic vitality in Minnesota through leadership of the dynamic Hennepin Theatre District in downtown Minneapolis and educational programming that reaches every area of the state. Its historic theatres — Orpheum, State and Pantages — and event center at 900 Hennepin Avenue light up Hennepin Avenue with top-tier entertainment, including the best of Broadway and a wide variety of arts programming. Hennepin Theatre Trust is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. Learn more at HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
Cedar Cultural Center’s mission is to promote intercultural appreciation and understanding through the presentation of global music and dance. The Cedar is committed to artistic excellence and integrity, diversity of programming, support for emerging artists, and community outreach. Over its 32-year history, The Cedar has established itself as a premiere US venue, presenting 200+ shows a year that highlight international artists, local emerging talent, and nationally renowned voices. The Cedar’s programming spans global roots, folk, indie, experimental, bluegrass, Americana and blues genres, and includes artist residencies, educational programs, workshops, films, dances, comedy, spoken word, and community events. Located in the heart of Cedar Riverside, one of the most prolific neighborhoods for live music in Minneapolis, and the home to the largest Somali diaspora in the U.S., The Cedar plays a key role in maintaining the vibrancy and diversity of the Twin Cities’ arts scene. Learn more at thecedar.org.
Vaccine policy and safety protocols in our theatres: Vaccine-eligible guests aged 12 and over attending any performance at the historic Orpheum, State and Pantages theatres will be required to provide proof of vaccination. Children 11 and younger will not need to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test. Additionally, all guests are required to wear a face mask securely covering their mouths and noses in the venue (except while actively eating or drinking in designated areas). Individuals 12 or older who require an accommodation for the vaccine requirement due to a medical reason or a sincerely held religious belief that prevents vaccination may present proof of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours in advance of the event or a negative antigen test taken within 24 hours in advance of the event. The Trust also recommends guests not attend an event if they are feeling unwell, experiencing symptoms or have been exposed to COVID-19. To schedule a free COVID-19 vaccination, please visit https://vaccineconnector.mn.gov/en-US/ for the latest scheduling information. For full details, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org.
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