Couleur by Dobet Gnahore - Cumbancha Label

Grammy-Winner, Dobet Gnahoré,  is one of Africa's hottest and most beloved talents. With her amazing voice, incredible dance moves, powerful presence, and colorful style sense, Dobet Gnahoré appeals to fans of Angelique Kidjo, Yemi Alade, Fatoumata Diawara and other divas of African music. Dobet’s electrifying new album Couleur was recorded in Africa during the pandemic, and celebrates local talent, women’s rights, creativity and positivity in spite of challenging times.

I hear a lot of styles on this album. Before I had even looked at the words, I was struck by the variety of rhythms and textures. There is one theme that runs through all of the tracks on this album: dancing. The messages are messages of hope. That is the new energy that Dobet wants to put out. Anyone who listens to this album will sense that it is about movement. Listeners will to feel the African origin, but also a little bit of electro and Afropop.  The CD comes in a beautiful 6-panel softpak with a 16-page booklet. Features lush matte finish and colorful photos, along with complete song lyrics in French and English.

"This is an album for these times, coming out of modern Africa, and the production reflects this. Cleverly, it retains accessibility for old school ears more attuned to Angelique Kidjo or even Salif Keita, but has enough punch to keep young clubbers happy. Dobet Gnahoré is back for sure." 
- Afropop Worldwide 
"Cet album optimiste illustre parfaitement l’énergie d’un continent en plein essor, entre grooves électros et danses endiablées." 
- Pan African Music


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The songs are:

1. Désert 03:25 

2. Lève-toi 03:29 

3. Jalouse 03:40 

4. Yakané 03:17 

5. Rédemption 03:19 

6. Wazii 03:07 

7. Woman 02:53 

8. Vis Ta Vie 03:28 

9. Zaliguéhi 02:41 

10. Ma Maison 03:31 

11. Mon Époque 03:43 

12. Mi Pradjô 03:56

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