Afropean Afro Funk, Afro Beat
Ivory Coast / Belgium
Europe, others on request
Singer, bass player and percussion player Manou Gallo is a brilliant band leader and musician. The stage is like her second home and there is an irresistible power and energy in her live performance. An African woman who plays the Bass like a percussion instrument is extraordinary.
She fuses African music in a very inventive and modern way with Funk, Blues and Beats. For the music she has been inspired by the Djiboi (the people of Ivory Coast) but also by her current western musical culture.
The combination of Soul, Funk and Blues is within the concept of groove a common denominator. Far beyond only world music, Manou Gallo has yet reached a world class level. Hot music full of emotion and sensitivities expressed in various languages (Dida, French and English).
In 2017 Manou joined forces with Bass legend Bootsy Collins. The result is her upcoming album which is a powerful, fresh and unique fusion of African Rhythms and Funk.
Single release: 20 April 2018, album release summer/autumn. Produced by Bootsy Collins and featuring the master himself , Chuck D ( Public Enemy ), Zap Mama and Manu Dibango.
Lugano Jazz - IT
Shambala Festival - UK
Couleur Cafe - BE
2018 - New Album: Afro Groove Queen prod. & feat. Bootsy Collins
Small: Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast) lead vocal & bass, drums, guitar, keys
Groove Orchestra: Manou Gallo (Ivory Coast) lead vocal, bass & guitar & keys, saxophone, trumpet, trombone
Territory: Europe, others on request
Travelparty: 5 - 8
06.07 Lugano Jazz (IT)
26.07 Jazzsommer, Bayerischer Hof Munich (DE)
27.07 Okarina Festival, Lake Bled (SI)
29.09 Brussels Album Release Concert (BE)
24.08 Hideaway Club, London (UK)
25.08 Shambala Festival (UK)
06.10 Transform Festival, Trondheim (NO)
27.10 Hot Jazz Club, Münster (DE)
29.10 Harmonie, Bonn (DE)
01.12 Jazz Café JC Montparnasse, Paris (FR)
13.03. Jam’in Jette Jeugdpark, Jettelaan, Belgium
13.-16.07. Abidjan Ivory Coast
25.-27.05. Brazzaville Congo
19 & 20.06: Rencontres des Musique du Monde, Port-au-Prince, Haïti
June : Rencontres Orient Occident, Sierre, Switzerland
21.07: Spiagge Soul Festival, Italy
13-16.07: Abidjan, Ivory Coast
19.08: KigaliUp, Kigali, Rwanda
21.-23.11. Marocco Casablanca
13.05. Borneo Jazz Saujana Multi-Storey Carpark, Jalan Masjid, 93400 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia
30.09 : Hello Mixity.brussels, Brussels, Belgium
19.11. Espace Lespas Rue Eugene Dayot, Reunion
18.11. Kerveguen 15 Rue De La Republique, Reunion