Musicians Unite To End FGM Presents – Dobet Gnahore With Poetic Pilgrimage At Rich Mix, London.


FORWARD presents ‘Musicians Unite to End female genital mutilation (FGM)’ an evening with Grammy award winner and Radio 3 World Music Award nominee Dobet Gnahore.

Dobet is a singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast and sings in seven African languages. In 2003 she released her first album entitled “Ano Neko“, then "Na Afriki" (2007), "Djekpa La You" (2010) and Na Drê (2014). She has toured internationally sharing stages with the likes of Angelique Kidjo, Habib Koité and many more. Her incredible band bring ranges from Congolese rumba to Ziglibito from Ivory Coast carried along with jazz-like sounds. Dobet’s powerful voice, intensely captivating stage presence and high energy dance routines all promise the audience an inspired, energetic and beautiful performance.

Special guests are Poetic Pilgrimage a female Hip Hop and Spoken Word. They are one of the few Muslim female outfits in the UK and they bring a refreshing perspective to issues of identity, global politics and women’s issues inspired by their faith and legacy of their ancestors.

The evening’s host is wordsmith and producer Mas Law, well known for hosting and performing across the UK hip hop scene, current UK Freestyle Champion.
With DJ OneNess Sankara.

This event is brought to you by FORWARD, the leading African women led organisation working for over 30 years on FGM, child marriage and maternal health for African girls and women. This event is part of our ‘Musicians Unite To End Female Genital Mutilation’ project.

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