For Burdett, life is a cabaret

Cari Burdett

Cari Burdett




“Dramatic Gypsy Cabaret”  is a brand new genre of music and is coming to Cumberland in November.

Troubadour and vocal powerhouse Cari Burdett is a long-established musician and now reveals her passion and vision with her debut album, Magnolia. Burdett brings huge energy to the stage with drama, movement, and a boundless well of creativity.

Magnolia expresses Burdett’s heart and soul. It’s been brewing for years and  inspired by the love she carries for life, her passion for travel and the global community, the many languages she has embraced, her classical operatic training, her family, home, and gypsy roots, they are all bound together by this dramatic music.

Burdett is steeped in opera, improvisation, jazz, theatre and dance, all of which illuminate an array of wells that have brought her to the creation of the Dramatic Gypsy Cabaret style pulling the old tradition of cabaret forward to current times and delivering its true essence with emotion and significance.

The Magnolia pre-release tour will bring this exciting new genre of music to you with a roster of outstanding musicians, many of whom are featured on the album produced by Juno Award winning Joby Baker,  including recent winner of the 2014 Saga Djangofest Award, Quinn Bachand and Juno award artist Adrian Dolan.

The tour consists of Miles Black on piano,  Marc Atkinson on guitar, Richard Moody on violin,  Sean Drabitt on bass and Kelby MacNayr on percussion and, Cari’s  voice.

The Cumberland show is the third of three stops on Vancouver Island and goes Sunday, Nov. 16, 7:30 p.m. at StudioLive.

Tickets online at Eventbrite or advance tickets available at Bop City Records, Courtenay and Rider’s Pizza, Cumberland

Details at

Let the curtain rise and the show begin!


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