American bassist Stanley Clarke is the first confirmed artist to perform at the 11th edition of the Kriol Jazz Festival (KJF), held in April in the city of Praia, Cape Verde, the organization said today.
In a posting on his official Facebook social networking page, the organization presents Stanley Clarke as “the first figure” of this year’s KJF, hoping the “musician’s greatness and quality will be proportionate” to what he wants followers to do.
“That music is always present in us and that we know how to take advantage of all the acoustics it offers us, transforming the smallest of actions into marvelous musical pleasures,” reads the publication, where the 67-year-old artist.
Composer of jazz, funk, rock, pop and R & B, Stanley Clarke is well known for his work on electric bass and bass and for television presentations.
The KJF is organized by the Praia Municipal Council (CMP), in partnership with the producer Harmonia, and this year takes place on 6, 11, 12 and 13 April in the Cape Verdean capital.
According to tradition, over the next few weeks, the organization will promote the remaining artists and groups and the honoree who will perform in what is considered one of the best musical events in the country.
The first night of the festival takes place in the so-called ‘Zona Kriol’, with free admission and most local artists, and takes place in one of the neighborhoods of Praia, with the aim of decentralizing the stage.
A week later, the festival continues as usual in the Great School, in the historic center of Praia, with free entrance on the first day, coinciding with the closing of the Atlantic Music Expo (AME), while the next two days are paid.
Kriol Jazz proceeds to the Atlantic Music Expo (AME), a music fair that brings together hundreds of participants and for the second time, next will be produced by the Cape Verde Cultural Association.