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The Appel Room 2019-2020 Season

Etienne Charles’ Carnival

The Sound of a People

What To Expect

  • A high-energy spectacle blending American jazz with the sights and sounds of Trinidadian Carnival
  • A multicultural celebration of life, freedom, and history

“The sound of it, the colors of it, the energy of it—this is us as a people. One people. This is our way of celebrating freedom, celebrating life, death, family, celebrating our history, culture, food, music—it’s all in one word, and that’s ‘Carnival.’” - Etienne Charles

Trinidad & Tobago’s world-famous Carnival celebration comes to The Appel Room courtesy of trumpeter, percussionist, and composer Etienne Charles. This high-energy spectacle seamlessly blends American jazz traditions with the thrilling sights and sounds of Trinidadian Carnival. It’s hard to believe how well Charles’ beautiful jazz charts mix with the rapid percussion of an iron and steel band, the interlocking grooves of the tamboo bamboo, and the dancing and wild screams of the blue devils, who perform in full costume and character.

The music alone is outstanding, emotionally complex, and impossible not to dance to, but to see the show live is the only way to get the full multisensory experience. We’re ending our 2019–20 Appel Room season in style, right in time for Caribbean Heritage Month.

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June 18 - Member Pre-Sale
June 25 - Public On-Sale

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Broadway and 60th Street

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Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm

Sun, 12pm-6pm

 

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