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Etienne Charles & Creole Soul

Thursday, February 28 @ 7:00 PM

During Carnival, the island of Trinidad becomes engulfed in a cacophony of sounds – from singing minstrels, to the clash of stick fights, and lively calypso music with its hallmark steel pan cadences. As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. Through Charles’ Guggenheim Fellowship Award, he returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Charles’ Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage. Joining Charles on this concert date are saxophonist Godwin Louis, pianist Sullivan Fortner, guitarist Alex Wintz, drummer Jamison Ross, and bassist Reuben Rogers.

$31.50/Advance $36.75/Door | All Ages
(5% City of Santa Cruz Admission Tax included, service charge not included)
1/2 Price for Students at the Door
Doors & Dinner Beginning at 6:00 PM
Sponsored by Debbie King & Lisa Foley

Etienne Charles Website

Details

Date:
Thursday, February 28
Time:
7:00 PM
Event Category:

Venue

Kuumbwa Jazz Center
320 Cedar St.
Santa Cruz, 95060 United States
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Phone:
831-427-2227
Website:
www.kuumbwajazz.org