Dobet Gnahore, is a outstanding singer from Côte d'Ivoire which is a country in West Africa. Due to the civil war back in 1999 she has since settled in Marseille which is the second largest city in France. As well as being a great singer she also is a professional dancer and percussionist where I am sure comes from her father (Boni) who also is in her band as the drummer. Dobet’s sounds are from the Ghanian high-life to Zulu Choirs, carried along with Jazz like sounds, and are varied and colorful. Back in 2006 she was nominee at the World (music) Awards for new comer and also shared an award for Best Urban / Alternative Performance with India Arie at the 52ndGrammy Awards. Currently, she has five CD’s out, I have only heard 1 personally and it was 13 tracks that were outstanding. I’m sure this event will be well worth the price as well as the time spent.
Date: Thursday, November 10, @ 7:00pm