Thu 05 Apr 2012, 8 pm
From the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation to Vietnam:
The Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation to Vietnam is delighted to bring to the VIetnamese audience one women rock band from Belgium “MANOU GALLO” within the Hue Festival 2012. For more information, see below:
Divo, a small city in the Centre-Western region of the Ivory Coast, the cradle of the roots of the Djiboi people. This is where Manou Gallo was born on August 31st, 1972.
In 1984, at the age of 12, Manou took part in her first show. It was also the first time she left Divo. Each time Manou is on stage, the audience is amazed and admires her. She joined the band “Woya” in 1984. Very soon, Woya became famous in the whole Western African region. From 1985 to 1989, the band toured intensively in Burkina Faso, Mali, Togo and Bénin and recorded four CD’s.
On 03/01/1997, Manou Gallo came to Belgium for the first time where she joined “Zap Mama” band. In 2001, she was the founder of the band “The Djiboi” with her friends.
In late 2002, Manou co-produced “DIDA”, her first CD, with Michel Seba, Bilou Doneux, Patrick Dorcéan and Poney Gross from Zig Zag World. “DIDA” received unanimous international critical acclaim.
The years 2003 and 2004 saw her projected onto the international scene with Manou Gallo & Le Djiboi, giving notable showcases in some major music events such as : the WOMEX in Seville (Spain) in October 2003, the MIDEM in Cannes (France) at the “Voices of the World” evening, in January 2004, sharing the stage with guests like Mariza, Ilenes Barnes and Stacey Kent, and the MERCAT DE MUSICA in Vic (Spain) in September 2004.
In these last 2 years, Manou has given over 100 concerts in the greatest European festivals.
In 2006 MANOU composed her second album “MANOU GALLO” in collaboration with Patrick Dorceau. 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.
In 2008, she creates her new semi-acoustic band : the “women band”. She goes on tour all around Europe and start to prepare the demos of her new CD “LOWLIN” (meaning travels) that she records between Abidjan, Bruxelles, Copenhaguen and Budapest during the summer 2009.
In 2011, Manou did series of concerts around the world (Canada, Portugal, Hungary, France, Czech republic, Belgium, The Netherlands, Togo, Kenya…) and started the artistic production of the new CD of the Zimbabwean band MOKOOMBA that will be released in 2012.
For more information about Manu Gallo, visit her website.
Reservation (free tickets) at: [email protected]
Tickets are being distributed from 28/03/2012 at:
Phái đoàn Wallonie-Bruxelles tại Việt Nam
Room 505 – 5th Floor – DAEHA Center
360 Kim Ma, Ba Dinh, Hanoi
Tél. (+ 84) (4) 3.831.52.40 & 41
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