Caribbean Dance Party: Creole Soul with Etienne Charles


Trumpeter Etienne Charles leads this dance party, presenting a night of Afro-Caribbean music that is sure to keep the dance floor rockin’ as the 2016 Savannah Music Festival continues. Join in the fun on Saturday evening, March 26 at the Charles Morris Center.

Over the years, jazz music has been expanded and revitalized through the cultivation of new influences within the tradition, from the Afro-Cuban movement of the 40s to today’s many artists embracing their individual heritage. One of the most exciting young jazz artists ushering the genre into groundbreaking new territory is Trinidadian trumpeter/bandleader Etienne Charles. With this ensemble, Charles taps into the musical depths of the Caribbean, from calypso to Haitian voodoo music. Also in the mix are rock steady, reggae, belair, kongo and rock, as well as the influence of the Motown and R&B music that Charles listened to on his parents’ record player when he was growing up. Beloved by fans worldwide, Creole Soul is sure to make your body move and groove.

The historic district of downtown Savannah will host to more than 100 performances during the annual Savannah Music Festival, providing an ideal backdrop for an event that celebrates exceptional artistry in jazz, classical and a variety of American and international musical traditions. The 2016 festival takes place from March 24 through April 9. For the entire lineup and ticket information visit or call (912) 525-5050.

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