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World Music: DOBET GNAHORÉ!!

Hosted by the Consul of the Zurich Africans & Friends of Africa Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Sat 06 Apr 20:00 - 22:00

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Dear music lovers,

Join me to discover or rediscover DOBET GNAHORÉ an Ivorian singer-songwriter.

Africa has its internationally acclaimed female voices and the voice of Dobet Gnahoré has made its mark there. With “MIZIKI”, the voice of the multi-talented Ivorian singer resonates African sounds mixed with samples of electronic music, a subtle blend revealing a musical style which echoes her own character – freedom.

Inspired by exceptional encounters such as Angélique Kidjo and Lokua Kanza, Dobet started modelling and fashioning her voice, described as “rather special, very strong, capable of expressing the highs and lows ...” and came to the attention of the Belgian label Contre-Jour for which she made four albums. After several tours in the United States (where she performed at Old Town School of Folk Music and University of Washington) and performing all over the world, she confesses “When I’m not travelling, I get depressed”. In Protected content , through the voice of India Arie who changed her song “Palea” to “Pearls”, she won a Grammy Award.

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