Dobet Gnahoré (Côte d'Ivoire)
GRAMMY-winner Dobet Gnahoré is one of Africa's hottest and most beloved talents. With her amazing voice, incredible dance moves, powerful stage presence, and colorful fashion sense, Dobet appeals to fans of Angelique Kidjo, Yemi Alade, Fatoumata Diawara and other divas of African music. While the African continent has blessed the world with many recognized female artists, Dobet Gnahoré has proven herself to be a truly special talent. Hailing from Côte d’Ivoire, Dobet is a virtuosic singer, dancer, percussionist, and songwriter who has taken the modern Afropop sounds of her country in exciting new directions while serving as an inspiration for the young generation of African women.
The song “Lagô”, featured on our new "World Party" digital EP, has a guest appearance by Ivoirean reggae star Kajeem. Dobet sings about the strength of her faith and her gratitude for the higher power that watches over her. “You who fill us with grace and goodness for the strength to get up every morning / For the precious breath of life and health / You the god of the poor, god of the oppressed / You who in the worst moments always stay by our side.”