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02/29/2016
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Creole carnival now just a month away

Scottsdale music lovers looking for something new this winter may want to attend a local performance of ‘globalFEST On the Road: Creole Carnival’.

This will be a family friendly musical event that will showcase authentic Creole music by some of the top names in the genre.

The concert, part of the globalFEST concert series, will be partnering with CAM Music, which features many Creole acts on its label, to bring the self-described ‘Reigning Queen’ of Haitian songs, Emeline Michel, to a local venue.

Also on the bill will be Casuarina, a samba musician from Rio de Janeiro, and Brushy One String, a one-string guitar virtuoso from Haiti.

Those planning to attend may want to brush up on their Creole, and they may want to bring their best camera for capturing photos for later use in poster printing.

GlobalFEST is a musical platform with the goal of bringing an international diversity to music around the country and the world. It has grown from a small initiative in New York to filling stages at SXSW and Bonnaroo. This local concert is part of that vision.

The concert will be presented Friday, March 25th at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts, Virginia G. Piper Theater, 7380 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, at 8:00 pm. Ticket prices range from $25 to $49 depending on seating and the number of guests. Veterans, students, and teachers can get in free.