Dobet Gnahore | NCSU Campus: Stewart Theatre | Clubs & Concerts | Indy Week
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Dobet Gnahore 

When: Fri., Nov. 4, 8 p.m. 2011
Price: $24-28

A wealth of great African music has blessed the Triangle this fall, with the sounds of Mali, Benin, Senegal, Sudan and Malawi all getting respective turns. Now, it's Ivory Coast's chance: Dobet Gnahoré (pronounced DOH-bay gna-OR-ay) is well known in the Francophone world, with three solo albums, but she remains a relatively fresh face stateside. Still, you may have heard her striking, rootsy vocals in duet with India.Arie on their Grammy-winning remake of Sade's "Pearls." Or you might have caught her on tour in 2006 with Mali's Habib Koité and South Africa's Vusi Mahlasela. That Pan-African connection makes sense: Gnahoré's own music is infused with contemporary West African sounds, such as Cameroonian bikutsi, Congolese rumba and Ghanaian high life. Backed by a lean trio of electric guitar, bass and percussion, Gnahoré is also a world-class dancer who integrates powerful folkloric moves into her show.—Sylvia Pfeiffenberger

Pre-show discussion with Philip Van Vleck in the Walnut Room, 7 pm.
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