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Sample music from the Landfall Festival, marking its 10th year in Cedar Rapids this week

Landfall Festival of World Music various venues — through Saturday, Sept. 16 The tenth edition of the Landfall Festival of World Music is underway with more than 35 artists taking to the CSPS Hall stage as well as the Cedar Rapids Public Library and NewBo City Market. As always, the festival, which is produced by […]

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Lineup: Landfall Festival of World Music returns to Cedar Rapids, adds a few Des Moines shows

Musicians from around the world will descend upon Iowa for the eighth annual Landfall Festival of World Music Sept. 15 – 19 at various venues in Cedar Rapids and even a few in Des Moines (a new expansion for the festival). This year’s event will feature music from Poland, Republic of Georgia, Morocco, Ethiopia, Israel, […]

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Landfall tonight: Check out the music of southern Italy

Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino kicks off the seventh annual Landfall Festival of World Music tonight at CSPS Hall. Though the group is true to the tradition of the pizzica dance music of Southern Italy, their music has a distinctly modern vibrancy, as can be seen in the video for “Nu te fermare,” a song from their 2012 album Pizzica Indiavolta… […]

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Iowa City Weekender: September 20-23

Iowa City has plenty to offer this weekend, but we’ll get to that in a minute. As it turns out, some of our neighbors have pretty exciting things happening too. This is why I deem it necessary to implement an urgent… FESTIVAL WATCH! Maximum Ames Festival // Ames, IA // September 20-23 // $100 All […]

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Landfall Festival of World Music – September 19-22

The words “World Music,” when used as an all-encapsulating genre of music can often be tricky and misleading. How can so many unique sounds from all over the globe be compartmentalized into one simplified phrase? It doesn’t make sense, and that’s where the “World Music” festival comes in—the showcase of many of these sounds in […]

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Landfall Festival of World Music: Weekend Schedule

The fourth annual Landfall Festival of World Music is underway in Cedar Rapids. Make the trip up north tonight and $10 will get you into CSPS/Legion Arts (1103 3rd St. SE) for music from three continents. Saturday, check out Green Square Park for a slightly different lineup, this time featuring Nepalese group Kutumba, shown on […]

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Event Preview: Landfall Festival of World Music 9/22-25, Sponsored by Little Village!

From the mind-altering, polyphonic a capella of Corsican quartet Barbara Fortuna to the 12-piece Romanian gypsy punk of Mahala Rai Banda, and featuring Kenyan drum ensemble Kenge Kenge, dance music from Colombia’s Cimarrón and Brooklyn-based Nation Beat, Landfall is totally worth the trip up to CR this weekend.

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