Photos by Mike Rollin, Community Coordinator, Seward Neighborhood Group
March 22, 2010
posted by Peter Fleck
Nice report from Sheldon Mains on the great concert last night. I have pictures and will try to get them up soon. Anyone else with pictures, you can attach and email them to email@example.com together with a note and I will add them to the Profile!
Our first Matthews Park Summer Concert was a great success last night –even though we had to move it into Matthews Center because of potential storms.
Rahma Ruuxi–a fantastic female vocalist with a lute artist and keyboard artist sang popular and traditional Somali music to a dancing crowd of about 150 people–from all parts of the neighborhood.
Before the music started the Eritrean Youth Group provided some background about Eritrea, put on a skit and a fashion show of traditional Eritrean dress from all of the tribes that make up Eritrea
Don’t miss the next concert, Monday, August 2–Beytubekii playing popular and traditional Oromo music.
A special thank you to the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs at the University for the grant that allows these events to happen (funds provided by the McKnight Foundation) and our partners–the West Bank School of Music and the Minneapolis Park Board.
President, Seward Neighborhood Group
Seward Neighborhood Group is having two free summer concerts in Matthews Park. Listen to traditional and popular music by Somali musicians on July 22 (6:30 p.m.) and Oromo musicians on August 2. Both concerts will start at 6:30 p.m., rain or shine. You can see the poster below the fold.
Michelle Braley reports that the Seward Longfellow Restorative Justice Partnership benefit concert was a great success – with over $2700 raised and checks still coming in. She says about 100 people were in attendance “which was wonderful – especially given that the US and Canada hockey game started at the same time!” and “Many people commented that we need to do more of this – gathering for music is a great way to build community!” Check out the photos!