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Musician Spotlight

Manou Gallo

Manou Gallo

Côte d'Ivoire

Manou Gallo, an exceptional bassist and bandleader, commands the stage with a captivating presence and boundless energy. Her live performances are imbued with an irresistible power. What sets her apart is her remarkable ability to play the bass like a percussion instrument, a skill that is truly extraordinary.

Born in 1972 in Divo, a small city in the Central Western region of Côte d'Ivoire, Gallo is not only a gifted musician and singer but also a virtuoso with a rich heritage from her Djiboi tribe roots. Her life story is equally remarkable.

Her song “Aliso” is a delightful reflection of her winding journey through cherished memories. Today, Gallo pays homage to those who nurtured her passion for music and interpretation. While these heartfelt tributes may evoke nostalgia, they also have the potential to pique the interest of a new generation, introducing them to the invaluable heritage enriched by the luminous harmonies and rhythmic nuances of this inspired artist.


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