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The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.

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05/18/2018: 7:30 PM @ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster
Operating support is made possible in part by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.
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Ruthie Foster is on the way!
April 11, 2018 -
Bluegrass Masters Weekend Jammers on the Lakeshore!
December 28, 2017 -
This video of bluegrass jammers on Lake Superior's North Shore was recorded on Nov. 5, 2016, in front of Lutsen Resort in Lutsen, MN. From left to right are: Mike Hildebrandt (fiddle), John White (mandolin), Pete Mathison (bass), Lloyd LaPlant (guitar), and Lenore Siems (fiddle, and composer of this waltz, titled "Raveled"). This talented group was among the scores of people attending NSMA's 26th Annual Bluegrass Masters Weekend. An unusually warm day (70 degrees), attendees joyfully spilled out of the resort to jam and soak up the sounds of live bluegrass and old-time music played by the lakeside. Lenore would especially like to thank Lloyd LaPlant for his years of mentorship leading her into the world of jamming with friends and strangers. 
 
Watch NSMA's New Video!
June 23, 2017 - Watch this new short video that tells North Shore Music Association's story, created by Patrick Knight of Good Measure Media! 
 

A huge thanks to the NSMA board and community members who volunteered their time and thoughtful voices to this project. Thanks also to the Arrowhead Regional Arts Council, whose generous funding helped support this work!
Welcome to Our New Site!
Welcome to Our New Site!
March 02, 2017 - The North Shore Music Association’s mission is to inspire lives and create community by offering exceptional live performance and artistic diversity, engaging all ages with opportunities to experience, learn, and participate… for the love of music.  Please visit us often to see music news, upcoming concerts, and opportunities for music lovers young and old!
 
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7pm Siama Matuzungidi & Congo World Quartet
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Siama Matuzungidi & Congo World Quartet
Siama Matuzungidi & Congo World Quartet
04/07/2018: 7 PM@ Arrowhead Center for the Arts
Congolese guitarist and singer Siama Matuzungidi recorded hundreds of soukous hits during his decades in Africa and helped popularize soukous dancing on tours with Kanda Bongoman, Sam Mangwana, Samba Mapangala, and other major stars of the genre.

Now a Minnesota resident, Siama brings his feel-good acoustic music, including songs inspired by traditional music from his childhood in rural DR Congo, to US crowds. Watch this recent PBS special about Siama's life and music here! Siama on PBS "Lowertown Line" 

For his Grand Marais concert, Siama will perform with his Congo World Quartet. Featuring Siama, Dallas Johnson, global music drummer Tim O'Keefe, and renowned cellist Jacqueline Ultan, this quartet creates a unique fusion by blending a colorful palette of musical influences with Siama's traditional Congolese music, resulting in an uplifting and spirited tapestry filled with lush textures and dramatic nuance. 

Tickets $15 adults, $5 youth (18 & under) general admission. 





 
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