The music magic of Trinidadian trumpeter Etienne Charles and his band Creole Soul will take center stage at the Miramar Cultural Center on Saturday, September 21 at 8:00 pm. His concerts easily and usually morph into a carnival celebration with the audience on their feet, singing and dancing. This is a concert not to be missed.
Hailed by Jazz Times as “A daring improviser who delivers with heart- wrenching lyricism,” others say that Charles’ music defiantly creates magic, while his exceptional talent folds and curls sound waves together, resulting in new and eclectic notes that accept kongo and rock, as well as the influence of Marley, Motown and R&B.
‘Creole Souls,’ the album he will be featuring, is diversely complex and smooth for its blend of New Orleans ragtime-style horns and trumpets, delicately layered with earthy tones of African rhythms -Calypso, Haitian Voodoo music, drums, and reggae.
Hosted by Miramar Commissioner Maxwell B. Chambers, the concert entitled “Kaiso” is a celebration of the 35th anniversary of the Caribbean Riddims radio show.
“We are delighted to be able to present such a talented musician as part of our anniversary celebration,” says Eddy Edwards, co-host of Caribbean Riddims radio show aired on WNMA 1210 am, Saturdays at 3:00 pm. “Our audience is a diverse mix from the islands and the music of Etienne Charles is influenced by a variety of genres from the French, Spanish and English-speaking Caribbean, of which we all can relate and love.”
Tickets for Kaiso – Eitienne Charles and Creole Soul in Concert are available at the Miramar Cultural Center Box Office, Ticketmaster and Miram
An after-concert fete sponsored by Miami-Broward Carnival will follow the concert and is free to all concert ticket holders. The fete will feature DJ Survivor, carnival costumes as well as a cash bar and Caribbean cuisine by “Sweet Hand Cathy.”