- By ARLENE WINNICK
- Photo Courtesy of SKIRBALL
Can’t travel to the Caribbean right now? Relax. This month the Skirball is bring the best of Caribbean music and food to your home with a unique Skirball Stages performance.
The May 1 streaming concert features Cuban-born musician Yosmel Montejo and his band of spirited Latin jazz musicians. Montejo has appeared with top Latin performers and is known for his versatility showcasing a variety of genres: Latin, jazz, funk, rock and Flamenco. Red Suitcase, his first album, features his music and artistry as interpreted by a new generation of young Latin musicians. Joining from his home in Montreal is Vox Sambou, a native Haitian who incorporates the powerful traditional rhythms of Haiti blended with stylings of afrobeat, jazz, reggae and hip hop. Together they will take you on an unforgettable journey through the intoxicating beats of the Caribbean. The Skirball culinary team has created a special Caribbean themed prix-fixe dinner which you can order in advance and pick up prior to the show. The four-course menu includes a number of specialty options like Jerk chicken with grilled pineapple salsa; Jamaican jackfruit curry with coconut rice, a Haitian spicy slaw, plantain bread pudding with spiced rum sauce for dessert and much more. Specialty cocktails with island liquors and juices are also available. The Skirball Stages concerts are uniquely curated experiences taking you on a musical and culinary voyage you won’t want to miss.
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