Thursday, April 9, 2020 | 8:00 pm
March 16, 2020: Important Announcement: Remainder of Duke Performances spring season cancelled
Due to precautionary measures related to COVID-19, Duke University has temporarily suspended on-campus classes and is postponing all events with an expected attendance of more than 50 people taking place both on- and off-campus.
Sadly, we must cancel all Duke Performances presentations, both on- and off-campus, for the remainder of our spring season, through May 16. This includes our annual Black Atlantic festival from Monday, April 6 through Friday, April 10, including Natu Camara, David Virelles, Cha Wa, Etienne Charles, and Cimarrón.
We wish these changes weren’t necessary, but under the circumstances an aggressive course of action is justified to protect public and community health.
The Duke University Box Office will issue refunds to patrons holding tickets for Black Atlantic presentations. Tickets purchased with a credit card will be refunded to the card of purchase. If card of purchase is expired, refund will be issued via check. Tickets purchased via check or cash payment will receive a check reimbursement sent to the address on record. All refunds are expected to be completed within 8 weeks. We are doing everything we can to expedite refunds and appreciate your patience.
We thank you for your support of Duke Performances and hope you will attend our presentations later in the spring should conditions change.
Until then we wish good health for you and your loved ones as we endure this unprecedented challenge.
With best wishes,
Vice Provost for the Arts
Trinidadian trumpeter and improviser Etienne Charles is a passionate advocate for combining Afro-Caribbean rhythms with the framework of jazz. Making the case for Creole music and jazz being “one and the same,” Charles delivers a medley of roots and groove on Creole Soul, an album that supports his recognition as “an auteur” by The New York Times. On this project, Charles champions cultural fusion and celebrates his heritage in one masterpiece. Between the reggae-influenced drums, calypso, and modern bop, Creole Soul entices both jazz enthusiasts and critics alike with a modern jazz concept that cleverly communicates “mixed ancestry through musical admixture” (The Guardian).
Etienne Charles 'The Making of 'Creole Soul''
“A darling improviser, Charles also delivers with heart-wrenching lyricism.”