Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 7:30pm
"Take the energy of Lauryn Hill, the consciousness of India.Arie and the mystique of Erykah Badu and you got Dobet Ganhoré" - St Louis American
Ivory Coast vocalist and dancer Dobet Gnahoré has garnered a reputation as one of the most vibrant performers in world music. Her extraordinary talents position her to set the course for the genre.
As a child, Gnahoré trained in the music and dance traditions of the Bété people at the urging of her father, a well-known performer and master percussionist in West Africa. Gnahoré’s voice, dancing, charisma, and vibrant stage presence is the result of years of theatrical and choreographic work and brings audiences everywhere to their feet. Gnahoré sings in a range of African languages including Bété, Fon, Baoule, Lingala, Malinke, Mina and Bambara. In 2010 she shared an award for Best Urban/Alternative Performance with India.Arie at the 52nd Grammy® Awards and has released several albums, including her latest Na Drê in 2014.
To purchase tickets to see Dobet Gnahoré live in concert at the UH Hilo Performing Arts Center, follow our purchase tickets link to the right. Single tickets for this performance will go on sale September 13, 2016.
- Advance Sales/At the Door General: $25/$30
- Advance Sales/At the Door Discount: $20/$25
- Advance Sales/At the Door Children 17 & under & UH Hilo/Hawaiʻi CC Students: $12/$17