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Caro Emerald treats Cambridge audience to her infectious Latin grooves

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Caro Emerald
Caro Emerald

The sassy Dutch star had the Corn Exchange crowd up on its feet dancing on Friday, October 19.

Caro Emerald. Picture: Adrie Mouthaan
Caro Emerald. Picture: Adrie Mouthaan

Bringing a touch of sunshine to a cold October night, the 37-year-old and her seven-piece band transported the crowd to a bar on the French Riviera with the first track of the evening, Riviera Life.

An enticing art deco-esque backdrop helped add to the heartwarming feel. Throughout the show, further imaginatively created backgrounds continued to provide a colourful feast for the eyes.

Looking every inch the charismatic performer, Caro was resplendent in a black top and layered skirt, later donning a yellow patterned blouse and black skirt.

Her talented band indulged in some jazzy instrumental numbers, as Caro pointed out that her guitarist had been ever-present in all her UK gigs – of which this, she informed us, was the 101st.

Caro Emerald. Picture: Adrie Mouthaan
Caro Emerald. Picture: Adrie Mouthaan

There were a couple of lulls in the energy level at times due to some slightly less enticing moments, but then magical musical bursts brought the level right back up – One Day, Havana and Back It Up, for example, were all sublime.

Caro encouraged the audience to get on their feet and dance and we surely obliged. She then got each side of the room singing on A Night Like This, one of her best-known tunes and the last song of the evening.

Catchy and emotive Latin-heavy music, a colourful stage show and what must be one of the best and most likeable live performers around today – this show pretty much had it all. Come back soon, Caro.

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