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Dobet Gnahoré and Acoustic Africa

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind evening of performance featuring music, dance, and rhythms from West Africa and around the globe. Dobet Gnahoré, the Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer who has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music, is joined by bassist and vocalist Manou Gallo, from the Ivory Coast, who gained acclamation as the bassist for Zap Mama, whose own music draws on rhythms of West Africa as well as funk and R and B, and Kareyce Fotso, a young Cameroonian singer whose music is an intriguing combination of Afro-pop, Blues, and traditional African music.

This concert is a UM Center for World Performance Studies Signature Event and is presented in conjunction with the exhibition El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art February 2 through May 5, 2013.

El Anatsui: When I Last Wrote to You about Africa is organized by the Museum for African Art, New York, and has been supported, in part, by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System, Office of the President, Office of the Provost, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, and School of Art & Design's Penny Stamps Speaker Series; the University of Michigan Credit Union; and the James L. and Vivian A. Curtis Endowment Fund. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan African Studies Center, CEW Frances and Sydney Lewis Visiting Leaders Fund, Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Department of the History of Art, Institute for the Humanities, Museum Studies Program, and School of Natural Resources & Environment.
Thursday, 21 February, 2013
8 p.m.12 a.m.

Tickets available through the Michigan Union Ticket Office
530 South State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
763-TKTS (763-8587) or
Adult $15; student/senior $10; and children under 12 $5

For more information about the concert and artist residency and how to get tickets, please visit or contact the UM Center for World Performance Studies.


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University of Michigan
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525 South State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
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