A spine-tingling and soul-shaking initiative from master of percussions Harvey Wirht and musical prodigy Etienne Stadswijk (better known as A.T.N.)
Born to a Surinamese family in The Netherlands, keyboard player and vocalist Etienne has composed musical success stories ever since he followed a major in Contemporary arranging on the reputable Berklee Music College in Boston. When he reconnected with fellow college graduate and Suriname-rooted Harvey, who set the beat for great names as Ziggy Marley and Angelique Kidjo, magic was bound to happen. For this prestigious project they are joined by vocalist and conga player Philip Hamilton from The US, Cuban contrabassist Yunior Terry, and a special guest performance by NYC steelpan player Andy Narell.
The fusion of the group member’s individual styles brings to the stage an infectuous sound, that proudly represents the cultural diversity of Suriname. In a rave review they were praised for adding traditional Winti themes to their performing set, and the jazzy sound they layered it with. The blend of uplifting percussions, deep bass sounds and smooth keyboard arrangements will send you on an exotic journey, one switi poku (literally: sweet song) after another. As a perfect representation of what the Caribbean Sea Jazz Festival stands for, CARIBBO will be one memorable act to look out for.