Women of the Caribbean 6/26/21

Women of the Caribbean
Saturday, 06/26/2021-, 08:00 pm-10:00 pm
Koubek Center MDC
2705 SW 3rd Street,
Miami, Florida, 33135
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Cost: 15.00

Requiring social distancing? YES
Requiring masks? YES
Providing hand sanitizer? YES

Three dynamic, powerful performers — singers, musicians, and songwriters Yusa, Inez Barlatier, and Keba— headline the concert Women of the Caribbean, a musical celebration staged outdoors, in the Koubek’s Gardens, marking the re-opening of the Koubek for limited-capacity audiences following COVID-19 guidelines.

Yusa is a Cuban multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter, lyricist, arranger, and composer powerhouse. Her work suggests a deep knowledge of Cuban musical traditions such as son and trova, but updated with elements of jazz, pop, and R&B. A classical guitarist by training, Yusa specialized early on in the tres, a small six-string guitar-like instrument that is the defining sound of Cuban son, and later incorporated in her music electric bass, keyboard and percussion instruments.

The sound of Trinidad-born singer and songwriter Keba is a lived-in blend of classic soul, R&B, and pop, she mentions artists such as Whitney Houston and Aretha Franklin as references, mixed with her own rhythmic sense. She has described her lyrics as a mix of “raw vulnerability with a playful exploration of love, femininity and identity as a first-generation immigrant and millennial”.

Miami’s own Haitian-American Inez Barlatier is a multi-disciplinary artist and educator. Accompanying herself on guitar, her rich, expressive voice, storytelling lyrics, and on-stage presence evokes the work of folk music-based artists such as Tracy Chapman and Joan Armatrading.

To ensure the health and safety of all guests and staff in attendance, guests must purchase tickets in advance, and be ready to present their E-ticket on their mobile device at the door, for a contactless experience. All attendees are required to adhere to social distancing guidelines (6 ft.) and wear the appropriate facial coverings correctly throughout the event, except when eating or drinking.