Dobet Gnahoré

Dobet GnahoreThurs, Nov 3, 2011
8 PM Kenan Auditorium

Dobet Gnahoré (pronounced DOH-bay gna-OR-ay), a remarkable singer from the Côte d’Ivoire, performs with a group of instrumentalists offering new sounds, ancient traditions and remarkable music. From Mandingue melodies to Congolese rumba, Ivory Coast ziglibiti to Cameroon bikoutsi, Gnahoré’s pan-African palette blends colorful compositions, jazz-inflected vocals and unparalleled charisma. Singing about love, life and loss in present-day Africa, she is widely hailed as one of the freshest talents in new African music.

Tickets $22 general public, $18 faculty and staff and $6 students. Call Kenan Box Office 910.962.3500 or buy tickets at www.etix.com.

Arts in Action Performance Series

The Arts in Action Performance Series seeks to culturally enrich, educate and entertain both students and the Wilmington community through the presentation of diverse programs featuring professional, high-quality performing artists. The series is supported by grants from the North Carolina Arts Council, a Division of the Department of Resources with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, South Arts, and National Dance Project of the New England Foundation for the Arts.

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