ACOUSTIC AFRICA featuring DOBET GNAHORE, KAREYCE FOTSO & MANOU GALLO at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill
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After worldwide critical and commercial success in 2006 and 2011, the third installment of IMN's exhilarating Acoustic Africa Tour focuses on the richness of the African traditions of the voice and the song. The 2012 iteration of the tour will feature three of the African continent's up-and-coming vocal impresarios: Dobet Gnahore, the Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer who has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music; Kareyce Fotso, a young Cameroonian singer whose music is an intriguing combination of Afro-pop, blues, and traditional African music; and Manou Gallo, an Ivory Coast bassist and vocalist who gained acclamation as the bassist for Zap Mama, and whose own music draws on rhythms of West Africa as well as funk and R&B.
Venue Description: A throwback to the fabled days of New York nightclubs, B.B. King Blues Club & Grill features top-caliber music stars and an American Continental menu with a Southern flair. The Showcase Room has video screens and state-of-the-art sound, table seating, a bar where you can snack and listen, and a dance floor. The Beatles Brunch is offered every Saturday at noon (doors at 11am), and doors open for the Gospel Brunch every Sunday at 12:30pm with music at 1:30pm.
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