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JOE RAINEY: NIINETA


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The Cedar and The Great Northern Present

JOE RAINEY: NIINETA

Thursday, January 26, 2023 / Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Show: 7:30 PM CT

All Ages

Mixed seated and standing

$27 Advance, $32 Day of Show

This is a seated and standing show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

General Admission tickets are available online.
ABOUT THIS SHOW

“You’ve never heard anything quite like Joe Rainey’s avant-garde Pow Wow music.” - Pitchfork

Niineta, Joe Rainey’s debut album on 37d03d, is a landmark in modern Indigenous music. These are bold, electrifying songs that recontextualize the ancient Pow Wow sound in strange, new in-between places. Each note conveys a clear message, no matter the inflection: We’re still here. The songs that make up Niineta (translated from Ojibwe, meaning ‘Just Me’) start with Andrew Broder’s churning avant-garde beats, configured and hand-made to support Joe’s original melodies, tunes written from a lifetime of competitive Pow Wow singing and drum group archiving. All of this is embraced by and interwoven with celestial strings, arranged by Broder and William Brittelle, performed by “dream group” (The New York Times) Owls, giving Joe’s melodies an ecstatic lift. Visuals for the show will be provided by experimental filmmaker Isaac Gale, who has collaborated with Rainey, Broder, and Brittelle on multiple projects.

 

Co-presented with The Great Northern.

Commissioned by The Great Northern, The Cedar Cultural Center, and Ecstatic Music Festival.

JOE RAINEY SR. | VOCALS, FIELD RECORDINGS

Joe Rainey Sr. is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Northern Minnesota. However, Joe was born and raised in South Minneapolis, MN, and has been a resident of Wisconsin for the last 11 years. Joe is a father of five. He is a well-traveled pow-wow singer and pow-wow music archivist. He has traveled with Midnite Express and Iron Boy singers, also from Minnesota. Recently, he has worked and performed with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Marijuana Deathsquads, Trever Hagen, Spank Rock (Naeem), LOW, and Andrew Broder. He attributes his love and knowledge of music and Native music to his grandmother Ruth, his past music teachers in school, and to older drum brothers / drum teachers. His focus now is to ensure the transmission of the teaching cycle of pow-wow singing and protocol to the next generation.

The Cedar and The Great Northern Present

JOE RAINEY: NIINETA

Thursday, January 26, 2023 / Doors: 7:00 PM CT / Show: 7:30 PM CT

All Ages

Mixed seated and standing

$27 Advance, $32 Day of Show

This is a seated and standing show with general admission, first-come-first-served seating. The Cedar is happy to reserve seats for patrons who require special seating accommodations. To request seating or other access accommodations, please go to our Access page.

General Admission tickets are available online.
ABOUT THIS SHOW

“You’ve never heard anything quite like Joe Rainey’s avant-garde Pow Wow music.” - Pitchfork

Niineta, Joe Rainey’s debut album on 37d03d, is a landmark in modern Indigenous music. These are bold, electrifying songs that recontextualize the ancient Pow Wow sound in strange, new in-between places. Each note conveys a clear message, no matter the inflection: We’re still here. The songs that make up Niineta (translated from Ojibwe, meaning ‘Just Me’) start with Andrew Broder’s churning avant-garde beats, configured and hand-made to support Joe’s original melodies, tunes written from a lifetime of competitive Pow Wow singing and drum group archiving. All of this is embraced by and interwoven with celestial strings, arranged by Broder and William Brittelle, performed by “dream group” (The New York Times) Owls, giving Joe’s melodies an ecstatic lift. Visuals for the show will be provided by experimental filmmaker Isaac Gale, who has collaborated with Rainey, Broder, and Brittelle on multiple projects.

 

Co-presented with The Great Northern.

Commissioned by The Great Northern, The Cedar Cultural Center, and Ecstatic Music Festival.

JOE RAINEY SR. | VOCALS, FIELD RECORDINGS

Joe Rainey Sr. is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Band of Chippewa Indians in Northern Minnesota. However, Joe was born and raised in South Minneapolis, MN, and has been a resident of Wisconsin for the last 11 years. Joe is a father of five. He is a well-traveled pow-wow singer and pow-wow music archivist. He has traveled with Midnite Express and Iron Boy singers, also from Minnesota. Recently, he has worked and performed with Justin Vernon of Bon Iver, Marijuana Deathsquads, Trever Hagen, Spank Rock (Naeem), LOW, and Andrew Broder. He attributes his love and knowledge of music and Native music to his grandmother Ruth, his past music teachers in school, and to older drum brothers / drum teachers. His focus now is to ensure the transmission of the teaching cycle of pow-wow singing and protocol to the next generation.

When & Where
Jan 26, 2023, 7:30pm to 11:30pm
The Cedar Cultural Center
416 Cedar Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN
$27.00


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