Talk & Concert | Minneapolis | January 2019

Gabriel Saloman Mindel will be in Minneapolis presenting a talk and performing music over two evenings.

1. Internationalism: Red, Black & Blue; or Paul Robeson at the Crossroads

Fri. January 25 | 4-6pm | Ferguson Hall 280, West Bank, UMN

Gabriel Saloman Mindel will be presenting a lecture on Paul Robeson at the University of Minnesota as a guest of the Music & Sound Studies working group:

“In 1952 the legendary singer, actor and orator Paul Robeson stood upon a stage at the Canadian-US border and performed for thousands of fans from both countries gathered together in Peace Arch Park. Barred from leaving the United States as punishment for his outspoken anti-racist, anti-fascist, and anti-war politics, Robeson’s voice transgressed the border where his body could not. With this concert, Robeson marked the borderscape as a distinct site of black geography: the crossroads, an intersection of the borderline, the color-line and the path to freedom. Cast from the absolute height of celebrity, Robeson was blacklisted for his refusal to accommodate the tide of anti-Communism, or be silent in the face of American racism. From halls filled with multi-racial audiences in Jim Crow America, to telephone concerts for English laborers, to loudspeakers directed at the front-lines of the Spanish Civil War, Robeson used any medium at his disposal to sing out his message of peace and international solidarity. In this talk I tell the story of Robeson’s internationalisms — Red, Black and Blue — and how he wielded his voice as a sonic weapon in the service of a utopian humanistic vision.”


2. Drone not Drones

Sat. January 26 | Time TBA | Cedar Cultural Center, MNPLS

Gabriel Saloman will be performing as part of the annual “Drone not Drones” 24 hour concert which begins January 25th and continues until the 26th. All proceeds from the event and the DDL release go to benefit victims of the US drone wars. You can find details about the schedule here:


3. Assembly Social Club 

Wed. January 30th | 6:30pm |2854 Columbus Ave S., Mnpls

Gabriel Saloman will be performing a set of new improvisations for guitar & field recordings.



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