globalFEST Creole Carnival
Featuring Haitian songstress Emeline Michel, Brazilian band Casaurina and Jamaican virtuoso Brushy One String
7:30 p.m., Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tickets: $15 adult, $14 senior, $10 student/youth
Sponsored by Kona Bistro
In collaboration with Miami Activities & Programming (MAP)
"We love our indie rock as much as (if not more than) the next guy, but sometimes it's necessary to push your cultural boundaries a little. Know what we're sayin'? That's why we're consistently thankful for globalFEST, which over the years has opened our eyes and ears to some incredible talent far beyond rock's spectrum" — Leah Taylor, Flavorpill
"Over the last decade, globalFEST has presented 21st century world music as an accelerating fusion, a recombinant free-for-all of local traditions meeting ideas and technologies from afar" —The New York Times
From a small annual global music showcase in New York to the stages of Bonnaroo and SXSW, globalFEST has become one of the most dynamic musical events in the nation and an international phenomenon!
Now globalFEST is launching its first North American tour with a one-night mini-fest. Creole Carnival Tour honors the roots of African musical currents, crossed with a fusion of sounds from the Americas, and revolving around Carnival, the pre-Lent festival celebrated globally that’s everyone's favorite excuse for a party. Creole Carnival shines the spotlight on Emeline Michel, the reigning Queen of Haitian song; Casuarina, a Brazilian samba combo; and Brushy One-String, a Jamaican one-string guitarist. Each country has its own rich traditions for music, dancing, costumes, and cutting loose. globalFEST’s international trio of artists, will explore, expand, and upend notions of Carnival, without losing sight of where magic and religious fervor intersect with a madcap, no-holds-barred soiree.