Green Line Checklist: Family Lao Thai to Cheng Heng – The Heavy TableThe Heavy Table – Minneapolis-St. Paul and Upper Midwest Food Magazine

Of the 15 restaurants we’ve visited so far, 14 have been Asian. And we’d be lying if we said we aren’t having a hard time keeping track of them all. The names aren’t helping, either. You try distinguishing Royal Bangkok from Bangkok Thai Deli from Thai Cafe from Thai Garden. Now try remembering one from the other, when they’re all within a four block radius. Thankfully, we have … [Read more...]

Acclaimed Mauritanian Griot, Noura Mint Seymali, coming to Minneapolis on February 19 | Mshale

She is the daughter of Seymali Ould Mouhamed Val, a revered scholar-musician credited as the first person to apply written notation to folk music in Mauritania. Mint Seymali has taken the musical world by storm with her cosmopolitan mix of funk bass, drums, and psych guitar played by her husband and fellow griot, Jeich Ould Chighaly. Source: Acclaimed Mauritanian Griot, Noura … [Read more...]

Little Africa ignites culture, not just business | Mshale

The Little Africa initiative, spearheaded by project leader Gene Gelgelu, held its first arts, open mic and dialogue series this past Wednesday, January 20th. The free event, held at the Snelling Cafe in St. Paul’s Hamline-Midway neighborhood drew a varying crowd of 50-60 people, the majority of whom were of African descent. Source: Little Africa ignites culture, not just … [Read more...]

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