Dessa-Live At The Cedar

Dessa (+Openers)
The Cedar
Minneapolis, MN

-Audience Recording using Zoom H2 rear internal mics >SD Card>PC>Adobe Audition>CD Wave Editor (split tracks)>TLH>FLAC Level 8
-“A “MN Gneiss” recording”
-Feel free to re-master, share on any other site, convert to MP3, just never ever sell it. Also, if you like this show, why not support the artist by buying their music?

This show was a pretty special one. Here is the description from the website that will be able to explain the idea behind the show better than I could:

In partnership with the Jerome Foundation, The Cedar has commissioned seven local artists to compose, practice, and perform new music pieces in collaboration with other local musicians. This project drives The Cedar’s vision to support emerging artists.

Writer, rapper, singer, and member of hip hop collective Doomtree, DESSA will perform her project “Laws and Appetites” in collaboration with bassist Sean McPherson, pianist Kahlil Queen, and a flamenco percussionist quartet. The piece uses musical tension, minor keys, and vocal swells and harmonies to focus on the disparity between the ways we ask ourselves to behave and our prevailing inclinations.

(Note: This show was filmed and will be aired on March 27th on TPT-2. There is a sneak peek at this link).

Mankwe Ndosi
1. Intro
2. So Close So Far
3. ?
4. ?


Crescent Moon Is In Big Trouble
1. Intro
2. Hunting Season
3. Where The Cutthroats Stay
4. ?
5. ? > Broken Dishes
6. Cemetery Stroll
7. Vermillion

1. Intro
2. It’s Only Me (New Song)
3. Kites
4. Mineshaft II
5. Motown (New Song) (ft. Mankwe Ndosi)
6. Swing (New Song) (Ft. Mankwe Ndosi)
7. Sadie Hawkins
8. The Man I Knew (New Song)
9. Figure 8’s (New Song)
10. Dixon’s Girl
11. Anabel (Slow Version) (New Song)
12. Instrumental
13. Mandolin in 7/4 (New Song)
14. The Chaconne > Matches To Paper Dolls > Into The Spin
15. Anabel (Fast Version) (New Song)


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