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Ali Shaheed Muhammad talks about A Tribe Called Quest, scoring for TV, and his new project the Midnight Hour

For a group that recently released their debut album, the Midnight Hour are no novices to writing, recording, or producing music. The Midnight Hour is the collaboration of composer/ arranger/ producer Adrian Younge and rapper/ DJ/ producer/ A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad. After collaborating on various projects for years, the duo released […]

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Aar Maanta makes successful return to plan Minnesota residency after visa frustrations

Representatives from the Cedar Cultural Center were relieved to inform us that Aar Maanta, the London-based Somali Muslim singer, has successfully returned to Minnesota on a year-long visa to begin planning a statewide residency through the rest of 2018 and into 2019. Back in October, a residency scheduled through the Cedar’s Midnimo program was canceled when Maanta […]

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