Kalabash at the Canadian Opera Company World Music Series – “Different Shades of Blue”


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Toronto’s Kalabash is a contemporary jazz sextet that experiments with the layering of rich jazz harmonies over the folk and popular rhythms of the Caribbean, from Reggae, Son and Salsa in the north, to Calypso, Soca, Rapso and Zouk from the Eastern Caribbean. This program for the COC “World Music” series explores the “shades of blue” of the Caribbean Sea, reflected in the sextet’s exploration of these varying musical traditions and elements, and how they are fused to create an entirely unique musical fabric.