(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…
Manou Gallo : Bass, Vocals
Anja Naucler : Chello
Virna Nova : Guitar
Fabrice Thompson : Percussions
Lieven Venken : Drums
Marie Daulne : Vocals
Manuel Hermia : Flute, Saxophone
Bai Kamara : Vocals
Lene Noorgaad Christensen : Vocals
Artistic production and arrangements : Gallo N’Guessan & Yannick Werther