Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet Gnahoré

 Gloucester, Massachusetts, USA
BandWorldPop

At 24 Dobet Gnahore is a dynamic vocalist, percussionist, and dancer from the Ivory Coast. Her energy and stage presence has been compared to artists like Lauryn Hill and Erykah Badu. After masterful performances in Europe and the US, she has become one of African music's most exciting young talents

Biography

Dobet Gnahoré, a singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, inherited the “Bété” tradition from father and master percussionist, Boni Gnahoré. Her Life changed when French guitarist, Colin Laroche de Féline arrived in the village in 1996. Planning to stay three days, he stayed three years, falling in love with Dobet and the village’s artistic lifestyle. In Europe, the couple formed a band and while performing European music festivals, Dobet’s talent began grabbing people’s attention. She was nominated for Best Newcomer from the BBC World Music Awards in 2006, and her 2004 debut album, Ano Neko, received wide accolades.

Discography

Djekpa la You - March 2010

Na Afriki - 2007

Ano Neko - 2004

Set List

Typically 1 Set @ 90 Minutes.

Songs Include

- Issa
- Jho Avido
- Dala
- Djiguene
- Inyembezi zam
- Boudou
- Nfletoun
- Evigne
- Kopka
- Deka
- Samahani
- Salde
- Mouziguie
- Chilouva