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CWPS Concert: Dobet Gnahoré

Friday, January 16, 2015
12:00 AM
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


“There are some voices that only need a couple of minutes to put the public under their spell. Dobet Gnahoré has one of those voices.”


Dobet Gnahoré, a singer, dancer and percussionist from the Ivory Coast, inherited the force of the “Bété“ tradition from her father, Boni Gnahoré, a master percussionist who plays with the Abidjan-based Ki-Yi Mbock Company, directed by Werewere Liking. In this artistic collective, Dobet learned music, dance, and theatre for several years. Eventually, she met French guitarist Colin Laroche de Féline, who went to the Ivory Coast to immerse himself in African melodies and rhythms. In 1999 and having spent some time in the well-known Tché Tché dance company, Dobet and Colin decided to form the duo, Ano Neko, which means “Let’s create together“ in Bété language. Dobet’s powerful and lovely voice, her charisma, and her energetic performances continue to captivate audiences all over the world.


Doors open at 7:00 PM

All tickets are general admission – $20, students $10.

Tickets are available (over the counter only) at MUTO and online through Ticketmaster.


Students! Pick-up a Passport to the Arts ticket voucher on January 15th for a free Dobet Gnahoré ticket!

Each passport is redeemable for one FREE student ticket at the door the night of the show at the MI Theater.
Passport pick-up locations: Office of New Student Programs (Room 1100 LSA Bldg), Pierpont Commons' CIC InfoDesk, and most Residence Hall Community Centers.