Oct 29: Caravane du Nord 2021

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Friday, October 29, 2021
3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Evening performance in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall

Minnesota State University press release, Mankato Department of Music

Mankato, Minnesota. The 10e The annual Caravan of the North will travel to Minnesota State University, Mankato on Friday, October 29, with day workshops and music industry networking opportunities for up-and-coming musicians in the region. Events include afternoon workshops at Performing Arts Center 101, a social hour at Johnny B’s in University Square, and an evening concert in the Elias J. Halling Recital Hall at the Earley Center for Performing Arts. The Caravan of the North is an ongoing project of the Minnesota Music Coalition

All Caravane du Nord events are free and open to the public. For more information, call the Performance Series office, (507) 389-5549.

The Caravan of the North events are co-sponsored by the Minnesota Music Coalition, 89.3 The Current and Minnesota State University, Mankato Performance Series. Financial assistance is provided in part by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund made possible by Minnesota Voters through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, through a legislative appropriation of the Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

“The Department of Music and Entertainment Industries is pleased to welcome this year’s Caravan to the University,” said Dale Haefner, director of the Department’s Performance Series. “Musicians in the region have the opportunity to network with people in the industry and expand their network base. Community members in the area have the opportunity to discover and listen to Minnesota artists representing different sounds and origins, ”said Haefner. “The best part? The events are free and open to everyone!

Here is a description of the events of the Caravane du Nord on Friday, October 29:

  1. Workshop 1 – Creating safer spaces at 3 p.m. (Center des arts de la scene 101) – Discussion on creating boundaries to foster a sense of respect for the physical and emotional well-being of everyone in the music industry.
  2. Workshop 2 – Build your musical career at 4 p.m. (Center des arts de la scene 101) – Discussions will cover topics such as mental health, burnout prevention and the best practices that panel members have experienced in their music careers.
  3. Music Industry Social Hour @ 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., Johnny B’s @ University Square (18+ can attend), 1600 Warren St., free appetizers and stimulating conversations. Network with other musicians and music industry professionals. All skill levels and musical genres are invited.
  4. Concert – 7 p.m. (Performing Arts Center 250), Halling recital hall, free entry

Music by:

a) Franklin’s twins, Twins of Franklin (Becky Shaheen and Laura Lou) perform original music filled with traditional folk elements combined with dance, pop and even rock anthem.

b) Freaque, Freaque (Gabriel Rodreick) is a multidisciplinary artist who writes weird and transformative folk songs in the same vein as Tom Waits.

c) Maya, Mayda’s original music has been described as undeniably fresh, oscillating between clean acoustic struts, funkadelic group explosions, and electronic drum beats and synth flourishes that would be the pride of Purple One.

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