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Dobet Gnahoré - Miziki
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Dobet Gnahoré - Miziki

Africa has its internationally acclaimed female voices and the voice of Dobet Gnahoré has made its mark there. With “MIZIKI”, the voice of the multi-talented Ivorian singer resonates African sounds mixed with samples of electronic music, a subtle blend revealing a musical style which echoes her own character – freedom.  

Inspired by her travels all around the world (more than 800 concerts since 2004), Dobet shares a new and hitherto unsuspected side of her personality. It took four years to compose “MIZIKI”, probably her boldest, most personal and successful album and one which pays homage to the two principal causes she supports: a rich, generous and unified Africa and the strength of African women. In her words and on stage, Dobet, the standard-bearer of a new generation of daring and determined Africans, celebrates the valiant, kind and altruistic woman.

Songwriter, composer and performer, Dobet entrusted the production of “MIZIKI” to Nicolas Repac (Arthur H, Mamani Keita, Republica Ideal de Acapulco). This album is the result of the fusion of their two identities: Dobet loves the music of Africa (Yemi Alade, Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie… the list is a long one) but is equally enthusiastic about Björk or Christine and the Queens… a fact which Nicolas Repac clearly took on board. Faithful to the languages of Africa – Côte d’Ivoire has 72 dialects – for this album – possibly her best yet - she concentrates on Bété, her mother tongue.

Dobet Gnahoré has definitely reached a turning point and has left labels behind to express her frankest and most sincere emotion more precisely. “I want to make people dream while remaining a free artist”. 

TRACK LISTING

 

1. Djoli
2. La Clé
3. Afrika
4. Lobé
5. La Dee Da
6. Youkouli
7. Education
8. Détenon
9. Miziki
10. Akissi la Rebelle
11. Love
12. Le Monde

PRODUCT DETAILS

Artist:  Dobet Gnahoré
Label:  Wagram
Condition:  New 
Genre:  Latin, African & World

Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat Number:  3356576
Released:  11 May 2018

Regular price £20.00