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Cover photo: Dobet Gnahoré by Jean Goun
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Situated inside the stunning neo-gothic church of St. Mary Magdalene’s in Paddington, Grand Junction is launching its ‘Summer Sessions’ concerts from 24 June.
Featuring a diverse array of music over 2 months, which includes a trio of African flavoured artists.
Full details can be found here
Dobet Gnahoré, one of Africa’s brightest stars releases her sixth full length album ‘Couleur’ on June 4.
The 2010 GRAMMY winner from the Ivory Coast delves into her country’s modern Afropop sounds with a fiery album that’s filled with danceable grooves, electronic beats and catchy melodic hooks soaking up the urban energy of a rising modern Africa.
The timely remastering of this album released 33 1/3 years ago is a celebration of a woman who has championed the Mbira and Shona Zimbabwean culture for more than 50 years. Chiweshe, now 74, is lovingly known as the ‘Queen of the mbira’.
The re-release by Piranha records has a title change – from Ambuya? Meaning grandmother? to Ambuya!
An affirmation that she is also the ‘grandmother of the mbira’
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