There are some voices that only need a couple of minutes to put the public under their spell. Dobet Gnahoré has one of those voices. On stage, her voice, her charisma and her huge presence, the result of several years theatrical and choreographic work, leaves audiences all over the world wanting more.
Ms. Gnahoré is an exotic and exciting singer, songwriter, dancer, and percussionist, from the Cote D’Ivoire or Ivory Coast. She was a nominee at the 2006 World Music Awards for Newcomer, and shared an award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance with India Arie at the 52nd Grammy Awards. She has developed a pan-African approach, in which local influences are mixed with styles and languages from across the continent.
This performance is made possible by generous sponsorship from Mimi & Brian Kerley, Nancy Lematta, Puakea Ranch, Beth Thoma Robinson R(B)/Hawaii Life Real Estate Brokers, Ric & Dao Rocker, and Mauna Kea Beach Resort