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Grammy-winning African musician to perform at UH Manoa

The University of Hawai‘i Presents: Dobet Gnahoré

University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa • Orvis Auditorium February 24, 2017 • 7:30pm

Dobet Gnahoré, Grammy-winning songstress from the Ivory Coast, will grace the Orvis Auditorium stage for just one night on February 24th. Widely considered one of contemporary African music’s most exciting talents, Gnahoré has astounded audiences with her thrilling stage presence, appealing melodies and powerful singing. Recently nominated for “Best Traditional Female Artist of Africa” by the KORA All Africa Music Awards, Gnahoré draws from the `Bété` tradition of her father, master percussionist Boni Gnahoré. She sings in seven African languages as well as French and English and she is backed by a Pan-African band. "Defiantly diverse, musically and linguistically," Gnahoré’s songs move from delicate ballads to upbeat African grooves (BBC). With upbeat choreography and lyrics that address a wide range of social issues from AIDS to gender equality, Dobet Gnahoré “makes everything move” (Chicago Tribune). A “riveting artist,” this award winning singer, dancer and percussionist wows audiences all over the world (Boston Globe). For high-res photos: Watch Dobet's latest music video: For more information and tickets: Call 956-8246 or go to

Presented by the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa Outreach College

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