THURSDAY 01 JANUARY - 12:00 AM
Dobet Gnahoré, singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, sings and dances like nobody else. The Grammy award winner’s stage presence radiates unbelievable style and energy, singing in seven languages and embracing musical styles from West African Mandinka melodies to Congolese rumba, and from Ivory Coast’s ziglibiti to Cameroonian bikoutsi.
Tonight she makes a welcome return to Turner sims, with music from her new album MIZIKI, probably her boldest, most personal album, and one which pays homage to the two principal causes she supports: a rich, generous and unified Africa and the strength of African women.
WOMAD’s best act. The Guardian
Gnahoré’s not-so-secret weapon for lifting her performance to another level was her wild, acrobatic dancing, which she saved for exactly the right moments. The Boston Globe