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.

“<p>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.’</p> ”
– Etienne Charles

Venue

10 Columbus Circle

Accessibility

  • Large-print programs
    Large-print programs
  • Braille programs
    Braille programs
  • Wheelchair-accessible seating
    Wheelchair-accessible seating
  • Assistive listening devices
    Assistive listening devices

For questions about accessibility or to request an accommodation, please contact [email protected] or 212.875.5375.

For ticketing information and general questions, please call 212.721.6500.

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Etienne Charles’ Carnival

June 5–6, 2020 The Appel Room

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Etienne Charles, trumpet

Godwin Louis, alto sax

Sullivan Fortner, piano 

Alex Wintz, guitar 

Reuben Rogers, bass

Obed Calvaire, drums

Joel Ross, vibraphone

Kareem Thompson, steelpan drums

Andre White, steelpan drums

Tracey Sankar, dancer

Steffano Marcano, dancer

Abby Charles, dancer

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