Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d’Ivoire)
Saturday 17th June 2017
Grammy Award Winner Dobet Gnahoré, is a self-taught musician who incorporates elements of song, dance, percussion and theatre into her repertoire and 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.
Her lyrics often deal with pressing social issues which include the importance of family. Dobet can sing in seven different languages and her music ranges from delicate ballads to upbeat African Grooves.
We are delighted to welcome the true shining star back to Oyé after she first appeared in 2005.