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Graphic: The Current Top 89 of 2020 - Minnesota releases

Top 89: 20 notable Minnesota albums of 2020

As The Current’s local music team, we used to find a lot of new music out at late-night shows, but this year, we’ve mostly been exploring releases through Bandcamp and SoundCloud (and our inboxes). Is it ideal? No, but it’s still rewarding. This year, Minnesota music has made us cry, dance, and cheer. Below, we’ve […]

Graphic: The Current Top 89 of 2020 - Minnesota releases
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Friday Five: Minnesota artists demand systemic change

Art has been a grounding force in the people’s fight for justice throughout history. If you know of a Minnesota music video we should feature in an upcoming post, please let me know: fridayfive [at] mpr.org. Dua Saleh – “Body Cast” Sudanese-American artist Dua Saleh‘s art has never been separate from their activism. On Instagram, […]

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Watch Dua Saleh’s crowdsourced-via-Instagram-filter video for ‘pretty kitten’

Twin Cities hip-hop artist Dua Saleh has released an innovative video for their new single “pretty kitten.” In collaboration with a design team assembled by Minneapolis agency Zeus Jones, Saleh crowdsourced vertical videos to create what they call “the first ever fan-contributed music video entirely made of Instagram face filters.” Speaking recently with Andrea Swensson […]

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