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  • 20 January 2016
    Dobet Gnahore - Nominee at Kora Awards event

    Dobet Gnahore is nominee as "Best Traditionnal Female Artist of Africa" at Kora Awards event. To support her, please send by sms "Kora 77" at +248 984000. Thank you and see you on March 20, 2016 in Windoek !

  • 02 November 2015
    Discover the album Na Dre

    Released in 2014 on the label Contre-Jour, excerpts from the album “Na Dre” are available on the website. Composed almost entirely by DOBET GNAHOR (the track “Na Dre” was written by Lokoua Kanza), the album marks a turning point in her career.

Next concerts


13.02.2016 UDAIPUR WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 
UDAIPUR (INDIA)

18.02.2016 CC F. MITTERRAND 
TERGNIER (FRANCE)

18.03.2016 L'ESCAPADE 
HÉNIN-BEAUMONT (FRANCE)

07.04.2016 CATANIA 
SICILY (ITALY)

08.04.2016 PALERMO 
SICILE (ITALY)

19.05.2016 SALLE JEAN MOULIN 
LIMOGES (FRANCE)

20.05.2016 COLOC DE LA CULTURE 
COURNON D'AUVERGNE (FRANCE)

03.06.2016 ESPACE JAMES CHAMBAUD 
LONS (FRANCE)

05.06.2016 AFRIKA TAGE FESTIVAL
MUNICH (GERMANY)

09.08.2016 SUMMERTIME FESTIVAL
RIGA (LATVIA)


Past concerts 2015

14-08-2015 | Treibhaus
INNSBRUCK | AUTRICHE

14-08-2015 | Treibhaus
INNSBRUCK | AUTRICHE

21-08-2015 | Rocella Jazz
ROCELLA | ITALIE

17-09-2015 Festival Atlantikaldia
ERRENTERIA | ESPAGNE

26-09-2015 Festival Pas de Probleme
ZURICH | SUISSE

02-10-2015 Espace Django Reinhardt
STRASBOURG | FRANCE

14-11-2015 Théâtre
PRIVAS | FRANCE

10-12-2015 Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft
BORNEM | BELGIQUE / BELGÏE

11-12-2015 Culturcentrum Evergem
EVERGEM | BELGIQUE / BELGÏE

12-12-2015 Rasa
UTRECHT | PAYS-BAS

 

Videos


  • Zina

    Femme battue

  • Samahani

    Cette chanson est extraite du 3ème cd "Djekpa La You" de Dobet Gnahoré.

  • Ma Côte d'Ivoire

    Dobet Gnahoré & Manou Gallo

  • Issa
  • Deka Live

    Deka - Festival Au Fil des Voix 2015

  • Baara

    Travail

  • Mouziguie

    Kids in the street

  • Na Dré (Official Music Video)

    My heart

Photos


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Next concerts


13.02.2016 UDAIPUR WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL 
UDAIPUR (INDIA)

18.02.2016 CC F. MITTERRAND 
TERGNIER (FRANCE)

18.03.2016 L'ESCAPADE 
HÉNIN-BEAUMONT (FRANCE)

07.04.2016 CATANIA 
SICILY (ITALY)

08.04.2016 PALERMO 
SICILE (ITALY)

19.05.2016 SALLE JEAN MOULIN 
LIMOGES (FRANCE)

20.05.2016 COLOC DE LA CULTURE 
COURNON D'AUVERGNE (FRANCE)

03.06.2016 ESPACE JAMES CHAMBAUD 
LONS (FRANCE)

05.06.2016 AFRIKA TAGE FESTIVAL
MUNICH (GERMANY)

09.08.2016 SUMMERTIME FESTIVAL
RIGA (LATVIA)


Past concerts 2015

14-08-2015 | Treibhaus
INNSBRUCK | AUTRICHE

14-08-2015 | Treibhaus
INNSBRUCK | AUTRICHE

21-08-2015 | Rocella Jazz
ROCELLA | ITALIE

17-09-2015 Festival Atlantikaldia
ERRENTERIA | ESPAGNE

26-09-2015 Festival Pas de Probleme
ZURICH | SUISSE

02-10-2015 Espace Django Reinhardt
STRASBOURG | FRANCE

14-11-2015 Théâtre
PRIVAS | FRANCE

10-12-2015 Cultuurcentrum Ter Dilft
BORNEM | BELGIQUE / BELGÏE

11-12-2015 Culturcentrum Evergem
EVERGEM | BELGIQUE / BELGÏE

12-12-2015 Rasa
UTRECHT | PAYS-BAS

 

Albums


  • Na Drê

    Na Drê

    Dobet Gnahoré returns with force. But a gentle force, like tenderness brandished at arm's length for a heart-to-heart exchange. She sings about the unity of women and Africa. One carries the other on her shoulders, in her heart, in her pain, in her joy.

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  • Djekpa la You

    Djekpa la You

    Dobet Gnahoré sings in her own way. She throws herself headlong but with a winning voice into the battle of all Africans. She screams, she modulates, she hiccups, she hoots, yodels, sighs, whispers, vocalizes, and explodes. She chooses a language or style in the same way you'd choose a mode in Oriental music, as a vehicule to carry the expression of emotions but also reality.

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  • Na Afriki

    Na Afriki

    For her sophomore album, Na Afriki (To Africa), Dobet 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.

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Dobet Gnahoré


Dobet Gnahoré, a singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, inherited the force of the “Bété“ tradition from her father, Boni Gnahoré, a master percussionist who plays with the Abidjan-based Ki-Yi Mbock Company, directed by Werewere Liking.

It was within this Ivory Coast-based company that Dobet met French guitarist Colin Laroche de Féline, who went there to immerse himself in African melodies and rhythms, after being introduced to them by Toroma Sika in France.


Having spent some time in the well-known Tché Tché dance company, Dobet decided with Colin (in 1999) to form a duo, Ano Neko, which means “Let’s create together“ in Bété language. The duo toured widely in France (1999-2000) where they settled temporarily following the instability that unfortunately struck the Ivory Coast. They also worked together on different projects (the creation with Ba Cissoko of “Le Cabaret Nomade“ and “L’Entre Deux Monde“).

When they returned to Abidjan in 2001, they took part in MASA Off (festival) where they were the centre of attention and, while they were there, they recorded eight songs under the supervision of the late Marcellin Yacé, who was killed during the first day of rioting in the autumn of 2002. They then decided to come back to France, at least until peace and stability reigned in their beautiful country once again. 

In 2003, their artistic project refocused on Dobet Gnahoré and expanded when a backup vocalist and a percussionist joined them.

This was when Contre Jour, which had taken Dobet’s destiny in hand, produced her first album entitled “Ano Neko“, making the link with Dobet and Colin’s story. This CD comprises songs recorded in Abidjan and others recorded in Belgium during the summer of 2003.

She released "Na Afriki" (2007), "Djekpa La You" (2010) and Na Drê (2014) since then.

From Mandingue melodies to Congolese rumba, from Ivory Coast Ziglibiti to Cameroon Bikoutsi, from Ghanian High-Life to Zulu choirs, their compositions, carried along with jazz-like sounds, are varied and colourful.

The sanza, the balafon, the calebasse and bongos are brought in to support the guitar, the vocal backup and Dobet’s warm and powerful voice... 

Dobet sings in a range of African languages including Bété, Fon, Baoule, Lingala, Malinke, Mina or Bambara, thereby reproducing the Pan-African tradition of the Ki Yi Mbock group.

On stage, her voice, her charisma and her huge presence, the result of several years theatrical and choreographic work, has great audience appeal.

Press


Dobet Gnahore makes everything move

Chicago Tribune / August 2015
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The energetic spirit of the evening continued in the second half with the Ivory Coast-born singer Dobet Gnahoré (pictured above) and her three musicians on guitar, bass and drums. Like Zerpa, Gnahoré has a striking stage presence – resplendent in black, hair tied up in a bright red headpiece, together with gold glitter boots. It isn’t just the look but the power and range of Gnahoré’s voice that is transfixing. And when she started to dance, it simply underlined why she has a reputation as being one of Africa’s most dynamic performers. Once the gold boots were discarded, you knew she meant business – the dancing became more like gymnastics and incited an impromptu stage invasion by some audience members and Family Atlantica’s percussionist in a sort of dance-off.
“Dancing is tax free – go for it!” Zerpa had announced during the first half – and it certainly seemed to define the night – maybe time to consider renaming the festival Dance Encounters? A cracking start anyway, with two performances that really set the mark in terms of entertainment  – can’t wait for the next instalment!

Songlines / June 2014
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October 2014: Top 10 UK Live Events
The Grammy-winning songstress from the Ivory Coast will grace our shores for seven dates this October. As part of the Na Dre Dance Tour she will be joined by a full band and a cast of contemporary African dancers.

Songlines / October 2014


Best act of Womad 2010 The yodelling reggae pop and muscular dancing of Ivory Coast's Dobet Gnahore.

The Guardian
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Links


BOOKING

www.vo-music.com

PRODUCTION ALBUMS

CONTRE-JOUR Belgium
 

DISTRIBUTION ALBUMS

CUMBANCHA, distributes Na Afriki album in USA & Canada 

HARMONIA MUNDI US distributes Ano Neko and Djekpa La You albums in US
 
SOCADISC for France
 
V2/MUNICH RECORDS for Bénélux

KARONTE for Spain and Portugal
 
BROKEN SILENCE for Germany, Austria, Eastern Europe, Northern Europe, Italy and Japon
 
HARMONIA MUNDI UK for UK and Ireland
 
DISQUES OFFICE for Switzerland
 
SHEER SOUND, for South Africa
 

dobet gnahoré supports:

boni-gnahore.com

ONU Femmes
 
asblbaara.com
 
www.facebook.com/pages/VILLAGE-KI-YI/177306580663
 
Dunia Dance

orphelinatbassam.com

www.facebook.com/ONG-ORA-117815418564588/timeline/

www.facebook.com/vicky.brown.9634?fref=ts


 

Contact


Management
Sabine Girbeau

Booking world
VO Music
+33 (0)1 45 80 96 60

www.vo-music.com

Booking Italy
Provo Culture
tel. +39-0766-802380
fax +39-0766-802991 

Booking US / Canada
IMN  - International Music Network
+1 (978) 283-2883

www.imnworld.com

Albums/distribution
Contre-Jour

www.contrejour.com


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