A stage was be set up in the heart of the moat of the Cardinal Palace and was host two free concerts on SATURDAY 29 JUNE, offered by the Saint-Émilion Jazz Festival.
21H30 - KID CRÉOLE AND THE COCONUTS
At the beginning, there was a vision, the vision of a multicultural carnival without stylistic boundaries; the vision of a colourful theatre with fascinating characters; the vision of a joyful and exuberant lifestyle, full of irony, humour and sophistication. The visionary was August Darnell, born in the Bronx. Kid Creole and the Coconuts was born from Dr. Buzzard's Original Savannah Band. In the 1970s, the Savannah Band had successfully merged the sound of the big band of the 1940s (Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Artie Shaw, Count Basie, Louis Prima) with the dancefloor of the disco era. August Darnelle then created Kid Creole and The Coconuts in 1981 and incorporated a touch of sunshine into his music - calypso, soca, salsa, rhythm and blues, soul, jazz, funk, hiphop, etc... with a strong Caribbean accent. 38 years later, the man and his group are still synonymous with adventure and escape... An adventure to live in Saint-Emilion and which promises a rhythmic, sunny, exceptional show!
Line-up: August Darnell (Kid Creole)
The Coconuts: Sarah McGrath, Roos Van Rossum, Charlotte De Graaf,
Musicians : Dave Imby (Drums) - Oroh Angiama (Bass) - Michael Gorman (Keyboards) - Mark Anthony Jones (Guitar) - Chris Storr (Trumpet) - Barnaby- Dickinson (Trombone) - Edgar Jones (Saxophone)