Cedar County, Iowa

Cedar County is a county located in the U. S. state of Iowa. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,499, its county seat is Tipton. The county is named for the Cedar River. Cedar County is located between the Cedar Rapids, Quad Cities and Iowa City metropolitan areas, areas known as the "Tri-Metro" county, it is the only Iowa county. Cedar County was the focus of the Iowa Cow War of 1931. Cedar County was formed on December 1837, from sections of Dubuque County, it was named for the Cedar River. In 1840, the City of Tipton, the current county seat, was established. Before the American Civil War, the area around West Branch was an active focal point of the Underground Railroad, a network for the freeing of slaves from the southern states; the former US President Herbert Hoover was born in West Branch in Cedar County. The Cedar County Sheriff's House and Jail is believed to be the last jail and residence combination still in use when it closed in 2001, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.

According to the U. S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 582 square miles, of which 579 square miles is land and 2.5 square miles is water. Rock Creek flows through Cedar County. Interstate 80 U. S. Highway 6 U. S. Highway 30 Iowa Highway 38 Iowa Highway 130 Jones County Clinton County Scott County Muscatine County Johnson County Linn County Herbert Hoover National Historic Site The 2010 census recorded a population of 13,956 in the county, with a population density of 31.89/sq mi. There were 8,064 housing units; as of the census of 2000, there were 18,187 people, 7,147 households, 5,138 families residing in the county. The population density was 31 people per square mile. There were 7,570 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 98.47% White, 0.19% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.26% from other races, 0.57% from two or more races. 0.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,147 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 6.70% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.10% were non-families. 23.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.96. In the county, the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, 16.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 97.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males. The median income for a household in the county was $42,198, the median income for a family was $48,850. Males had a median income of $32,008 versus $23,260 for females; the per capita income for the county was $19,200. About 4.00% of families and 5.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Rochester Cedar County is divided into seventeen townships: The population ranking of the following table is based on the 2010 census of Cedar County.† county seat Herbert Hoover, the 31st President of the United States and the first president born west of the Mississippi River. John Brown, maintained his headquarters at William Maxson's house near the small community of Springdale in Cedar County while planning his Harpers Ferry raid. Lawrie Tatum, an Indian Agent to the Kiowa and Comanche tribes and, beginning in 1884, guardian to future President Herbert Hoover. National Register of Historic Places listings in Cedar County, Iowa Official Cedar County Government website Cedar County Economic Development Commission

Josué & Trópico Suemba

Trópico Suemba is a musical project created by Josué whose collaborators include several members of Mexico's most talented songwriters and performers. It is one of the chief exponents of the emerging movement NeoSon. Josué Ignacio Pérez Flores was born in Mexico City in 1969 and spent there part of his early childhood. At four, he moved to the pacific coast, his first musical influences were his father, avid music-lover, the local rhythms such as Cumbia and Bolero. At eleven, he moved to Chicago to pursue his education. There he was exposed to Blues and American pop music. In 1984 he arrived in Guadalajara to attend High School and in 1987 he enrolled the University of Guadalajara to study music. In 1988 he joined the group Xel-ha, with which he had great acclaim in the late 1980s in Peña Cuicacalli, a famous place in the music scene in Guadalajara, they performed in the Degollado Theatre, the most important theatre in the city. In 1990 he, along with his friend Carlos García, travelled extensively throughout all countries in Latin America looking for musical and artistic inspiration.

In 1993 he came back to Guadalajara and recorded his LP Sobre la América Morena, which included collected material from the trip. 1995 he studied under renowned Jazz musician Mario Romero. In 1997 he studied music therapy under Argentine teacher Mariela Pietragala. In August 1999 he went to Cuba to present his show Vivo o Muerto. In 2001 he recorded his ground-breaking album NeoSon Vol. 1, in which the idea of NeoSon was latent and mature. After some years out of the music scene, he returned in 2007 with the LP Como Una Onda de Mar which included his best Brazilian hits. Musical movements in Mexico since the beginning of the 20th century have been the source of inspiration for many generations of Latin American musicians but in the last decades the lack of openness and collaborative attitude within the country's artistic world has led many talented people to, either ignore their roots by embracing foreign influences, or, ignore foreign influences by sticking to a nationalistic approach. Trópico Suemba, by contrast, has proposed a new musical framework.

Taking as a model Brazil's antropofagia that flourished in the first decades of the last century Josué started to experiment with a wide spectrum of musical material. His first compositions draw on Bossa nova and Bolero and incorporated jazz and European rhythms until he consolidated the approach for which he is best known: the NeoSon. Xel-ha with the band Xel-ha Mosaico, Sobre La América Morena NeoSon Vol. 1 Como Una Onda de Mar Vivo o Muerto Sobre La América Morena NeoSon Official Website Samples NeoSon – Official Website YouTube- Suemba Channel