Vusi Mahlasela, Rokia Traore, and Lula Washington in MN this weekend


by Nelima Kerré • We will be having a star-studded weekend y’all. Three great acts, hope you can catch at least one.

Vusi Mahlasela

I have seen South African Vusi Mahlasela and Malian Rokia Traore perform before and can guarantee you will be not disappointed. Both have great vocals, Vusi has that raw South African emotion and Rokia has somewhat of a mysterious, exotic Malian sound. Both are great on the guitar too. Rokia will be performing at Cedar Cultural Center tomorrow and Vusi at the Ordway on Saturday.

Lula is an award winning LA-based choreographer who infuses African moves into her high-energy dances to drumbeats. She will be at The Ordway tomorrow. Hope you get a chance to see one (if not all) of these great performers and enjoy the 30 degree heatwave.