February 16th Dobet Gnahoré Jan 28th 2017
"Take the energy of Lauryn Hill, the consciousness of India Arie and the mystique of Erykah Badu and you got Dobet Gnahoré," says St Louis American.
As a child, Gnahoré was trained in the music and dance traditions of the Bété people by her father, a well-known performer in West Africa. On stage Gnahoré‘s voice, dancing, charisma, and huge presence brings audiences to their feet around the world. 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 presence, the result of several years theatrical and choreographic work, has immense audience appeal.
- Old Town School of Folk Music
Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 8:00 PM
4544 N Lincoln Ave · Gary and Laura Maurer Concert Hall · 773.728.6000
$28 General Public$26 Members