A rare and original moment which allows to discover
the atypical musical world of this artist with an outstanding destiny!
The meeting between Africa and Europe through the eyes
of a woman-musician : Manou the Afropean.
When Manou was born, her grant grand-mother, bound
to die shortly after, promised her: “I give you the world”.
Since that time, Manou Gallo goes her own way.
With help of talented groovy guys, she recorded
3 albums “DIDA” , “MANOU GALLO” and “LOWLIN”.
Her last album entitled “LOWLIN », which means « Travels »
in DIda language. An intimate album full of the sounds
of her hometowns Abidjan and Brussels, deepened by her
various experiences, inspired by joy, revolt, anger and generosity,
pain and hope. Overcoming her shyness, transgressing her
cultural barriers, her education, her roots, MANOU has been exploring inside herself the necessary resources to create this very personal opus.
Manou GALLO grooves just for the fun on afrobeat song or dreams of a place among the stars (in heaven). The small girl of DIVO was shocking the village people when she played the traditional drums, today she is the woman with a Drum. She looks after Marcelin Yassé, her mentor, her father, her talisman. “The belief in tradition mustn’t prevent you from going ahead” says MANOU. And so she embraces the world.
After being a singer, bass player (Woya/Zap Mama/Tambours de Brazza), percussion player and dancer, since 4 years Manou Gallo turned into a brilliant band leader. The stage is like her second home and she pays a lot of attention to her live performance. She brings African music in a very inventive and modern way. For the music, she has been inspired by the Djiboi (people of the Ivory Coast Manou's homeland), but also by her current western musical culture. The combination of soul, funk and blues is within the concept of groove a common denominator. World hot music full of emotion and sensitivities expressed in various languages (Dida, French and English).
Line Up :
Manou Gallo ( Ivory Coast ) lead vocal , bass & guitar
Lene Christensen ( Denmark ) lead & backing vocal
Anja Naucler ( Sweden ) chello, backing vocals
Vima Nova ( France ) guitar, backing vocal
Fabrice Thompson ( France ) percussion, drums, backing vocal
Territory: Germany, Switzerland, Austria, within Europe on request
Hometown : Brussels
Travelparty : 10
Helmut Rizy Nr 10- 14
Thomas Kreihe Nr 15