Jo N’gala And Dobet Gnahore

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Two of the best African performers are at Union Chapel on Friday 3rd July. The captivating sound of Dobet Gnahore complementing the energetic, lively event that is Jo N'Gala and his Bantu Blues Band. 

 

Dobet Gnahore is an amazing singer from Ivory Coast combining song, percussion and dance to create a unique stage performance - she has toured extensively but rarely in the UK and was awarded a Grammy in 2010. She has performed with Angelique Kidjo in a tribute to Myriam Makeba. She took an acoustic tour with Manou Gallo and Kareyce Fotso around West Africa, USA and Europe to critical acclaim;

'There are some voices that only need a couple of minutes to put the public under their spell. Dobet Gnahore has one of those voices!'

 

Jo N'Gala is a Cameroonian singer song-writer with his own particular blend of traditional and modern music, Inventor of a new, anthropomorphic drum; the 'N'kul N'gom'and a goodwill Ambassador for the Cameroonian Red Cross, Jo is influenced by ancient African mythology and has created a lively,12-strong band - The Bantu Blues Band with international musicians based in the UK
'Anyone seeking a common identity with all other people around a sometimes hostile world can find it through Bantu Blues and Jo N'Gala 'the modern blue man'

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