This Thursday – The Cedar and The Great Northern Present 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/Show: 7:30 PM CT
All Ages, mixed seated and standing
$27 Advance*, $32 Day of Show
*Augsburg students receive a 20% discount!

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.


“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.

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