The Melanie Charles Haitian Quintet
WHEN: Saturday, August 6, 8 PM
WHERE: Puffin Cultural Forum, 20 Puffin Way , Teaneck NJ
TICKETS: $10 Suggested Donation
Nominated as Best Female Vocalist for the Haitian Music Awards, Melanie Charles is one of the driving forces in Haitian vocal music today. In April, she released her first self-produced album entitled Introducing Melanie Charles and the Journey, which has received widespread airplay in the US and abroad. (Photo Courtesy of Melanie Charles)
For the Puffin concert, the Melanie Charles Haitian Quintet will perform music spanning the Haitian Diaspora and featuring arrangements of old traditional Haitian music, original compositions by Monvelyno Alexis and Eddy Bourjolly, both guitarists in the quintet, and Melanie Charles’s own originals. Tiga Jean- Baptiste will play the haunting yet festive traditional Haitian drums and horns as Jonathan Michel rounds out the sound on electric and upright bass. It promises to be a night of music suited for everyone.
The Puffin Cultural Forum is a project of the Puffin Foundation, Ltd. which, through the arts, encourages dialog about issues important to the community. The Puffin Foundation, Ltd. underwrites this and all other Puffin Cultural Forum events and programs in order to make it possible for everyone to attend.