Cécile Doo-Kingué
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Cécile Doo-Kingué

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"Heads up Live"

"...guitarist Cecile Doo-Kingué who flawlessly maintained her stance as full band including rhythm, bass and lead with her elctric acoustic guitar. Brilliant maneuvering on her part." - Eryn Rene Vogn


"once you've laid your ears on Doo-Kingué, odds are you'll be riveted,"

- Bugs Burnett

"Mondays with Bill Weinstein"

"She is, in my estimation, the best guitarist in the city - male or female," --Gern F. from the United Steel Workers of Montreal in an interview for Chick Pickin' Mondays with Bill Weinstein. - Montreal GAzette


Corneille, Parce qu'on vient de loin, 2003, guitar(e)
United Steel Workers of Montreal, Broken Trucks and Bottles, 2005, mix

Montreal Jubilation Choir, I’ll Take You There, 2005, guitar

Kulcha Connection, Monte le son, 2005, guitar

Mister Smith, Cosmos Essence, 2005, guitar

Shane Philips, Everybody, 2006, guitar

Dibondoko, Dibondoko, 2006, guitar, voice, mix

Snooky Alston, Let's Talk About, 2006, guitar

Andre Kirchkoff, Nowhere & Main, 2007, mix

United Steel Workers of Montreal,Kerosene & Coal, 2007, mix

Michelle Sweeney & Bernard Purdie, That's Life 101, 2007, guitar

Anjel, Un nouveau jour, 2007, guitar

Tricia Foster, Commerciale, 2008, guitar

Cécile Doo-Kingué, Akoustik EP, 2008, guitar, voice, mix



Soul, Versatility and Passion compose the triumviral force behind Cécile Doo-Kingué’s sound. Born and raised in New York, first generation from Cameroon, educated in the French lycée system, Cécile stems from a meeting of cultures,which is reflected in the eclecticism of her music. The last of eight children, she benefitted from her parents’ and siblings’ love of music, which ranged from jazz to rock to chanson française to all ‘world’ music. This musical versatility has enabled Cécile to feel at ease in a variety of styles.

Inspired by her brother JC, Cécile taught herself to play guitar listening to such greats as Freddie King, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Robert Cray, Wes Montgomery, Larry Carlton, and John Scofield. Her musical education was topped off by a B.A. in Music from Concordia University. Through gigging with Graham Chambers and funkateers The Aliens, Cécile genuinely came into her own, adding extra dirt and seasonning to her slick style.

In 2000, Cécile cofounded Dibondoko, an original project melding R&B with afro and latin rhythms. During its 6-year run, the band participated in many international festivals, including Festival International de Jazz de Montréal in 2004 and 2005, as well as Festival International Nuits d’Afrique in 2003 and 2006 where the band opened for both Manu Dibango and Youssou N’dour.

As a side-woman, Cécile has backed or recorded with artists as diverse as Montreal Jubilation Choir, Ismael Isaac, Sister Sledge, Bernard Purdie, Corneille, to name but a few. As musicial director, she prioritizes sensitivity and musicality, which has landed Cécile such gigs as the twelfth Francophonie Summit. Behind the scenes, Cécile has mixed or produced several albums including the United Steel Workers of Montreal’s albums Broken Trucks and Bottles and Kerosene & Coal, Andre Kirchhoff’s debut album Nowhere and Main, as well as Dibondoko’s album Dibondoko. She currently plays with Tricia Foster with whom she co-wrote and arranged several tracks on the album Commerciale, Lou Simon, and the Bisquit Blues Band.

Cécile is presently working on her debut solo album expected in May 2010.