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GOT TO BE SOMETHING HERE event at Cavaet with Andrea Swensson

When Apr 11, 2018
from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where Cavaet, 21 A Clinton St., New York, NY 10002
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Swensson_Got coverAndrea Swensson will be at Cavaet on Wednesday, April 11 at 7:00 p.m. for a discussion and signing of her new book, Got to Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound. She and Anil Dash will discuss Prince and have a Q&A.


Beginning in the year of Prince’s birth, 1958, with the recording of Minnesota’s first R&B record by a North Minneapolis band called the Big Ms, Got to Be Something Here traces the rise of that distinctive sound through two generations of political upheaval, rebellion, and artistic passion.


"Got to Be Something Here nails the atmosphere that I grew up in. Clubs, policies, and things that didn’t make sense back then, after reading this book make all the sense in the world. I think anyone who wants to understand musicians who hailed from North Minneapolis needs to read it. There are answers in these pages." —André Cymone


"Anyone seeking to understand the community of black culture workers that birthed Prince and his peers should read Andrea Swensson's definitive history of the rise of the Minneapolis sound." —Zaheer Ali, New York University

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