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Acoustic Africa: Afropean Woman at Dakota Jazz Club

Dobet Gnahoré dances with the same formidable skill as David Rudisha races. This coming Sunday, she teams up with two other musicians to present an unforgettable show at the Dakota Jazz Bar.

The Acoustic Africa threesome includes Gnahoré from Cote d’Ivoire, Manou Gallo, former bassist for Belgian group Zap Mama, and Kareyce Fotso, a Cameroonian singer who promises to sway our souls with her Afropop and blues.

The last time Gnahoré was in town, November ’11, also at the Dakota, she expressed how she cherished the rich variety of languages used in the African continent. About her own music written and performed in different languages, she found it was a “great opportunity to value the beauty and diversity of all those different African languages, their complexity and their melodies.”

Joining up with two women from other countries takes her to a deeper level. She’ll not only sing her own songs, but dance and accompany musicians performing from their own cultures. Also on stage will be guitarist Leni Stern and Aly Keita on balafon.

Dakota Jazz Club
612-332-1010
1010 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN, 55403

Sunday, October 21
7 pm and 9 pm shows
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About Susan Budig [2]

Susan is based in Minneapolis and reports on general assignments for Mshale with a focus on entertainment. In addition to reporting, she is also a writer, poet, teacher and coach.