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Past Rondo Community Music Series

About this Series

Beginning in the 1910s and 1920s, the Rondo Community experienced a social and cultural boom. Music and theater flourished. African-American churches, businesses, and schools set down roots, creating a strong community.  The construction of Interstate 94 between 1956 and 1968 cut the community in half, displacing over 700 residents –fracturing Rondo’s identity as a cultural center. 

The Rondo Community Music Series was created to celebrate the community were Walker|West was born, and to offer our contribution to the musical and cultural boom of the Historic Rondo / Summit-University area. For 3 years we’ve offered world-class musicianship, sensational vocalists, poignant poets, and more! 

With the support of the Harlan Boss Foundation for the Arts the series is back for year 3. We will still offer the opportunity to watch (and re-watch) these shows virtually, with some opportunities to gather in-person.

Mission: Walker|West creates a music learning community rooted in the African-American cultural experience, where people of all ages and backgrounds can gather, explore and grow through music.

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2022 Concerts
Rewatch Anytime

Give Get Sistet

This concert aired on September 9th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Selby Ave Brass Band ft. Thomasina Petrus

This concert aired on September 24th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Kevin Washington and RA Spirit

This concert aired on October 21st, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Tower of Power Horns

This concert aired on October 29th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Jack Breen

This concert aired on November 12th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Duncan & Robinson

This concert aired on November 19th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Jack Barrett

This concert aired on December 3rd, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Malamanya

This concert aired on December 10th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Minneapolis String Project

This concert aired on January 13th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Felix James

This concert aired on February 4th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

Jacob Dodd

This concert aired on February 11th, press play to watch, rewatch and share anytime.

2021 Series Concerts

December 18, 2021: Malamanya

Watch the replay of the ‘Malamanya’ performance on Crowdcast

December 3, 2021: Tish Jones

Watch the replay of the ‘Tish Jones’ performance on Crowdcast

November 20, 2021: Duncan & Robinson

Watch the replay of the ‘Duncan & Robinson’ performance on Crowdcast

November 6, 2021: LA Buckner Band

Watch the replay of the ‘LA Buckner Band’ performance on Crowdcast

October 9th, 2021: PaviElle French
Watch the replay of the ‘PaviElle French’ performance on Crowdcast

October 15, 2021: Selby Avenue Brass Band, featuring Thomasina Petrus
Watch the replay of the ‘Selby Ave Brass Band’ performance on Crowdcast

October 29, 2021: Kevin Washington Quintet
Watch the replay of the ‘RA SPIRIT (Kevin Washington Quintet)’ performance on Crowdcast

2020 Series Concerts

We Are King – Friday September 11
Watch the replay of the ‘We Are King’ Performance on Crowdcast or on Facebook.

Babatunde Lea – Saturday October 10
Watch the replay of the ‘Babatunde Lea’ performance on Crowdcast or on Facebook.

Roy Hargrove Tribute (re-broadcast) – Saturday October 17
Watch the replay of the ‘Roy Hargrove Tribute (re-broadcast)’ performance on Crowdcast or Facebook.

Kevin Washington – Saturday, October 24
Watch the replay of the ‘Kevin Washington Quintet’ performance on Crowdcast or Facebook.

DeSean Jones – Saturday, November 7
Watch the replay of the De’Sean Jones performance on Crowdcast or Facebook.

Ashley DuBose – Saturday, December 5
Watch the replay of the Ashley DuBose performance on Crowdcast or Facebook.

Duncan & Robinson – Saturday, December 12
Watch the replay of the Duncan & Robinson performance on Crowdcast or Facebook.