PreFreak: Dobet Gnahoré @ The Dakota 2-17-17 mpls


Dobet Gnahoré is a young true visionary living the dream of music & dance & celebration of her expansive African culture. She is a highly dynamic talent who has brightly & wonderfully emerged from the Ivory Coast of Africa. Dobet’s father is a legendary percussionist who remains influential & active (often playing with his daughter). Dobet grew up in a very unique artistic enclave in her home village surrounded by nurturing creative family & friends. Fleeing civil war at home, she resettled in France in 1999. She has acquired immense experience & skills from years of performing on stages & at festivals throughout the world.


Dobet has been nicely described as a voice of the future. She has honed her art from a young age combining live music, dance, movement, energy, healing, love, inspiration, imagination, vision, family & even social concerns. Beginning as a dancer, singer & percussionist, she continues to immerse herself in this destined performing career. At its core, her inner muse is expressed when she performs. Versed in at least 6 African languages, Dobet’s mastery & luminous voice have no perceivable limits. This is music for all the senses. It is to its roots emotional. Bringing you along on a surreal journey. It’s as honest as the truth. The authentic vibrance comes to life. The power captivates & thrills while still allowing for escape & indulgence. Find out for yourself.

Dobet Gnahoré
Fri. February 17, 2017, 7pm 9pm
The Dakota Jazz Club


Don’t miss this stunning evening of music driven joy. Dobet hypnotically presents her beautiful voice as its own musical instrument. The naturally occurring collaborative result will give you the urge to dance. Don’t resist this. I believe this feeling is meant it for you who are moved physically.

Whether you are privy to African music & culture or you are merely curious, this is sure to be an extraordinary rhythm soaked euphoric experience. Enter the fantastic world of Dobet Gnahoré & her band on Friday, February 17, 2017 as they create lively heart warming body emboldening magical music in our downtown world class “living room” the Dakota stage for shows at 7pm & 9pm. Come celebrate Africa “the mother of all living”.

Dakota Box Office: 612-332-5299

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~Timothy Paul Smith :: BRAVE NEW RADIO ::


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