Cre­ole sea­son­ing

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Mu­si­cal col­ors pop pop pop at the Cre­ole Car­ni­val Tour, fea­tur­ing the Brazil­ian quin­tet Ca­sua­r­ina, Brushy One String from Ja­maica, and the Haitian singer Eme­line Michel, on Thurs­day, March 24, at the Len­sic Per­form­ing Arts Cen­ter (211 W. San Fran­cisco St.). Ca­sua­r­ina, hail­ing from the Lapa neigh­bor­hood of Rio de Janeiro, blends pop el­e­ments and tra­di­tional samba, per­form­ing both clas­sics and orig­i­nal com­po­si­tions. Brushy One String (born An­drew Chin) whet­ted his chops play­ing pans on the streets of Haiti as a young­ster but won renown singing and play­ing a gui­tar with just one string — one buzzy string. Michel is a pi­o­neer­ing woman of Caribbean mu­sic who syn­the­sizes jazz and tra­di­tional Haitian rhythms, singing in French, Haitian Cre­ole, and English. Tick­ets are $ 20-$ 45 (505- 988-1234, www.tick­etssantafe.org). The mu­sic starts at 7:30 p.m. — Paul Wei­de­man

Eme­line Michel

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