Acoustic Africa

IMN representation: North America

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After worldwide critical and commercial success in 2006 and 2011, the third installment of IMN’s exhilarating journey focuses on the richness of the African traditions of the voice and the song.Acoustic Africa will feature two of the continents up and coming vocal impresarios;

Dobet Gnahore, the Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer who has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music, bassist and vocalist Manou Gallo, from the Ivory Coast, gained acclamation as the bassist for Zap Mama, whose own music draws on rhythms of West Africa as well as funk, R&B and Kareyce Fotso, a young Cameroonian singer whose music is an intriguing combination of Afro-pop, Blues, and traditional African music.

Leni Stern, the acclaimed American contemporary guitarist who gained increasingly wide acclaim since releasing four recordings of African influenced material, joins with musical direction. These exciting singers will be backed by an all-star band including Ivorians balafonist Aly Keita(Omar Sosa, Joe Zawinul)”

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Acoustic Africa Promo 2012
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“A beautiful and fascinating exchange going on between great artists…. 21st century troubadours…if you are in within range of any of these shows, don’t miss it!
Afropop Worldwide

“The combination of musical ingredients stood out in the show. There’s something so magical about the African music,”
Dan DeWayne, Director of Chico Performances

Take the energy of Lauryn Hill, the consciousness of India.Arie and the mystique of Erykah Badu and you got Dobet Ganhoré
St Louis American