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Dobet Gnahore


Vocalist, dancer, and percussionist Dobet Gnahore continues to be hailed Africa’s leading superstar increasing, in comparison to genre legends and cultural ambassadors want Miriam Makeba and Hugh Masakela by her mid-twenties. Raised within a musical and creative hot-house environment, Gnahore’s musical skill comes as no real surprise. Her dad, Boni Gnahore, a drummer, vocalist, and performer renown over the Ivory Coastline, was a founding person in the musician colony Community Ki-Yi M’Bock, a community greater than 50 performers from multiple disciplines and backgrounds. Her initial creative turning point emerged when Gnahore was 12 and announced to her dad that she wasn’t likely to college anymore, but instead residing at the colony to understand. After many years of apprenticeship with a number of the continent’s most skillful performers, Gnahore discovered another turning stage. French guitarist Colin Laroche de Feline found the community, his designed three-day visit turning out to be a three-year residency. Gnahore’s and Laroche de Feline’s professional and personal lives became woven jointly, developing a duo known as Ano Neko. They spent significant amount of time in both Africa and France (with regards to the African politics environment) touring and executing. The group’s self-titled debut premiered in 2004 to enthusiastic important acclaim. 2 yrs afterwards Ano Neko was asked to become listed on the Putumayo Acoustic Africa tour, which journeyed all over European countries and THE UNITED STATES. Gnahore and Laroche de Feline earned enthusiasts and impressed viewers, executing alongside musical greats Vusi Mahlasela and Habib Koité. Quickly to check out was Gnahore’s sophomore launch, Na Afriki, which, because of her ever growing fan base, made an appearance on globe music charts rigtht after its launch. Laroche de Feline and Gnahore maintain a occupied performance routine while coping with their child within the French countryside. Gnahore’s comfort and ease in several African musical designs has gained her a status as prodigy and skill that will 1 day help graph the program for the genre.

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Full Name Dobet Gnahoré
Profession Singer, Dancer, Film Score Composer, Percussionist
Nationality Ivorian
Spouse Colin Laroche de Feline
Awards Grammy Award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance
Music Songs Palea, Samahani, Kokpa, Djiguene, Na Drê, Pillage, Mouziguie, Jho avido, Kakou, Youné, Yekiyi, Inyembezi zam, Mousso tilou, Ma poô, Nsielé, Abiani, Boudou, Wigue, Télo dé, Khabone-n'daw, Loubou, Baara, Awili, Salde, Gbaza, Chilouva, Evigne, Yon rêve, Dala, Botondi, Fourousiri, Princesse Ever
Albums Na Afriki, Djekpa La You, Ano Neko, Na Drê
Movies Sound Of Tears

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L'invité 2016 TV Series Herself
WOMADelaide at 20 2012 Documentary short Herself
Dobet Gnahoré 2006 TV Movie Herself

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2010 Grammy Grammy Awards Best Urban/Alternative Performance · India Arie

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