Hailed by The New York Times as “an auteur” and by Jazz Times as “a daring improviser who delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism,” trumpeter Etienne Charles returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout Carnival festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebration to the stage.
This Jazz Times review looks at Etienne Charles’ musical influences from Costa Rica and his native Trinidad. Find out how Etienne explores political and musical cultures in each country in his newest album, San Jose Suite, here.
Musicians often change their sound as they evolve, expanding upon their interests, influences and current inspiration. Etienne Charles moves his sound toward rhythm and groove, according to The New Yorks Times, here.
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