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Manou Gallo & Women band

Manou Gallo and Women Band

A rare and original moment which allows to discover the atypical musical world of this artist with an outstanding destiny ! The meeting between Africa and Europe through the eyes of a woman-musician : Manou Gallo the Afropean. 
An intimate and groovy concert full of the sounds of her hometowns Abidjan and Brussels! 
With the complicity of her 3 women musicians and a drummer, she brings African music in a very inventive and modern way. Feminity, sensitivity and groove !

Line-up :

Manou GALLO (IV/BE): lead vocal, bass &amp guitar, percussionist
Lene NOORGAAD CHRISTENSEN(DK): lead & backing vocals
Anja NAUCLER (SWE/BE): chello & backing vocals
Virna NOVA (FRA): guitar & backing vocals :
Fabrice THOMPSON (FRA) : percussions-drums & backing vocals :

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27 Sep 2011 | Groups |

Van Merwijk’s Music Machine with Manou Gallo

Van Merwijk’s Music Machine with Manou Gallo

Lucas Van Merwijk’s Music Machine is (to quote Tina Turner) “as funky as a mosquito’s tweeter”.
This time, Lucas van Merwijk, master of the drum beat, has invited ace bass player/singer/guitarist/percussionist and songwriter Manou Gallo to join him.
This charismatic artist from Ivory Coast surprised her family, friends, and neighbours by focusing on African percussion, which was considered contrary to the traditions of the Djiboi clan. Only men had been allowed to play percussion, but Manou dug in her heels!
You may expect highlife, groove funk, jazz, and a strong dose of Latin too of this fiery, explosive combinaition.
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Line-up :

Manou Gallo (IV/BE): Bass/Percussion/Vocals
Lucas van Merwijk(NL) : Drums
Aly N’Diaye Rose (SG/NL): African percussion :
Marc Bischoff (GE) : Piano/keyboards :
Ed Verhoeff (NL) : Guitar :

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27 Sep 2011 | Groups |

Sleeping camels

Sleeping Camels

The Sleeping Camels band was formed in 2009 at the Euro-Med international music festival, organized by CREMM. The band was originally meant to perform three concerts within the framework of the festivals in Hungary, Poland and Serbia, but later the band members and the organizers have decided to work on and record the album called “Wake up !”, made in collaboration with NarRator Records. More information :

Line-up :

Abdul-Aziz Gob (FRA) – djembe, bugarabu, krin
Amir Gwirtzman (IZR) – saxophones, clarinet, bagpipe, duduk
Bernard Maseli (POL) – vibraphone
Goran Milosevic (SRB) – drums
Kardos Dániel (HUN) – guitar
Manou Gallo (IV/BE) – vocal, bass guitar

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27 Sep 2011 | Groups |

Perles d’amour

Perles d'Amour

Three charming singers, Tine Embrechts, Manou Gallo and Virna Nova bring the very best love songs from around the world.

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Line-up :

Tine Embrechts (BE) : vocal
Manou Gallo (IV/BE): vocal
Virna Nova (FRA) : vocal :

27 Sep 2011 | Groups |

Lowlin, 2010 Igloo Mondo

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La petite villageoise

Flûte ivoire

(Igloo Mondo, 2010)

After 4 years on African, American and European roads and after more than 250 concerts, Manou Gallo came back to us with a third musical opus, more acoustic and intimist, called very natually « LOWLIN » meaning « Travel » in Dida language.
A trip that takes you in her colourfull world, made of soul, funk, reggae and authentic music from West Africa.

Gifted percussionist, in few years, Manou became one of the rare woman singer-bass player on the international stage, under the mark of groove and authencity.
Her high rhythmical flexibility and her very unique bass play make her a very atypical artist.

LOWLIN, Album of maturity :

Overcoming her natural reserve, Manou Gallo looked deep inside herself for the resources to record the album, whose music she composed almost entirely herself, with co-writes for the lyrics. Manou finds her creative energy in emotion, which gives birth to rhythm, a tone, the texts and the music.

LOWLIN, Album of friendships :

Developed between Brussels, Abidjan, Aarhus and Budapest, Manou invited many people she met over the years on the journey to appear in duos with her. They include Marie Daulne (Zap Mama), Sabine Kabongo, Khadja Nin,Laïla Amezian and Baï Kamara, not forgetting Lene Noorgaad Christensen and Tanga Rema in particular.

LOWLIN, Album of sensitivity :

Carried by joy and revolt, anger and generosity, pain and hope, the tracks are packed with the sound of a patchwork life: KAPIA, the intimate tale of the bond between a mother and child. ESPOIR, dedicated to the children of an Ivory Coast orphanage to whom she grants the right to dream. LA PETITE VILLAGEOISE, or the little girl dreaming of becoming a super star, which soon comes true…

Artists :

Manou Gallo : Bass, Vocals
Anja Naucler : Chello
Virna Nova : Guitar
Fabrice Thompson : Percussions
Lieven Venken : Drums

Guests :

Marie Daulne : Vocals
Manuel Hermia : Flute, Saxophone
Bai Kamara : Vocals
Lene Noorgaad Christensen : Vocals

Artistic production and arrangements : Gallo N’Guessan & Yannick Werther

27 Sep 2011 | CD |

Album : Manou Gallo, 2007 Zig Zag World

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27 Sep 2011 | CD |

Album : Dida

Album | CD | Dida | Manou Gallo

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Tout brûle



I o a


27 Sep 2011 | CD |


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26 Sep 2011 | Buzz |

ABJ Bruxelles

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26 Sep 2011 | Buzz |

Sleeping Camels : movie 2

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26 Sep 2011 | Clip |


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