Courtesy of Cumbancha Records


Dobet Gnahoré

Aug. 13
7 p.m.
African, Jazz, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, World

Charismatic Côte d’Ivoire singer Dobet Gnahoré’s music defies borders, her lyrics often advocating for African unity and women’s rights. Drawing from an array of modern international sounds, pan-African traditions, and multiple languages, Gnahoré creates a striking, exotic pastiche threaded by extraordinary undulating, multi-hued vocal exploits. On 2018’s Miziki (“music” in her native Bété) she worked with French producer Nicolas Repac to forge an effervescent fusion of gyrating electronica and scintillating Bété-Kru roots.