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North Shore Music Association Enter

Our Mission Listen Learn & Participate

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.

Our Objectives

Sponsor and produce a series of concerts, dances, and workshops throughout the year.
 
Generate income to support our mission through a variety of methods, typically through ticket sales, grants, memberships, and donations.
 
Engage in partnerships at every opportunity, e.g., joint ventures with local entities.
Act as a musical arts consultant and a link between musical performers and educators and those seeking contact with them.
 
Use the Arrowhead Center for the Arts (ACA) as the primary venue for NSMA concerts.
 
Use volunteers effectively in the promotion and production of NSMA activities.


 

Our Legacy

For over 30 years, the NMSA has hosted live concerts, community dances, and educational programming for young and old. NSMA has hosted hundreds of musical artists—from local and regional virtuosos to internationally renowned and beloved icons. Just a few artist highlights from the past few years include:
 
Folk Peter Yarrow, Harpeth Rising
 
Blues Guy Davis, Shemekia Copeland
 
Country/Bluegrass GM Ole Opry, Bluegrass Masters weekendRosie Flores
 
Guitar Adrian Legg, Phil Heywood
 
Classical Borealis Chorale & Orchestra, The Parker Quartet, Minetti Quartett (Vienna)
 
World Music Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, McInnis' Kitchen

 

Staff & Board of Directors

What Makes Us Unique

NSMA offers high-quality musical performances at comfortable, accessible venues where listeners are immersed in the experience without distractions. Our audience members tell us the connection they feel with artists onstage is both sensory and emotional—a joining of hearts and minds in joy, shared sorrow, and uplift that great music by generous souls can offer.
 
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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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