Seattle (Washington), USA – The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley presents vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré for one night only, September 24, 2007 touring in support of her new release Na Afriki. Band members are Dobet Gnahoré (lead vocals, percussion), Colin Laroche De Feline (guitar/vocals), Nabil Mehrezi (bass, vocals) and Boris Tchango (drum, percussions). Set time is 7:30pm and doors open at 6:00pm.
Dobet Gnahoré’s stunning new album Na Afriki (Cumbancha 2007) has earned the top spots on both the prestigious CMJ New World Charts and the Canadian Campus Radio chart. Na Afriki (To Africa) offers a personal vision of Africa today.
Performed in a number of different African languages, the songs address social and political issues: the struggles of women in African society, the exploitation of children, the impact of greed and violence on the family. Dobet calls upon Africa to seek solutions from within and draw upon its own vast resources to create a better future. She sings of love and loss, as well as joy and celebration, using a wide variety of rhythms and styles that reflects her unique pan-African approach.
Just 24 years old, Dobet Gnahoré has it all – an exceptional voice, amazing dance skills and the engaging aura reserved for artistic greats. After masterful performances across Europe and the United States, she has become one of African music’s most exciting young talents.
The Pacific Jazz Institute at Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
2033 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, 98121
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