Artist Manou Gallo and her female rock band from Belgium will make their Vietnam debut at Hanoi's Youth Theater on April 5 before performing at the Hue Festival 2012 a few days later.
According to a press release from the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation to Vietnam, 40-year-old Gallo hails from Divo, a small city in the Center-Western region of the Ivory Coast, the cradle of the roots of the Djiboi people.
In 1984, at the age of 12, Manou took part in her first show and joined band Woya the same year. Very soon, Woya became famous in the whole Western African region.
In 1997, Gallo came to Belgium for the first time where she joined "Zap Mama" band and founded the band "The Djiboi" in 2001.
In late 2002, Manou co-produced "DIDA", her first CD, with Michel Seba, Bilou Doneux, Patrick Dorcéan and Poney Gross from Zig Zag World. "DIDA" received unanimous international critical acclaim.
The years 2003 and 2004 saw her projected onto the international scene with showcases some major music events, including the Womex in Seville, Spain, the MIDEM in Cannes, France at the "Voices of the World" in 2004, sharing the stage with guests like Mariza, Ilenes Barnes and Stacey Kent, and the Mercat De Musica in Vic, Spain, the same year.
"In 2006, overcoming her shyness, transgressing her cultural barriers, her education, her roots, while exploring inside herself the necessary resources, the female rocker composed her second album "Manou Gallo" in collaboration with Patrick Dorceau," the press release says.
In 2008, the artist, who has given hundreds of concerts in the most well known European festivals, created her new semi-acoustic band: the "women's band".
Last year, Manou performed a series of concerts around the world (Canada, Portugal, Hungary, France, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Togo, and Kenya) and started production of the new CD of the Zimbabwean band Mokoomba that will be released this year.
For reservation (free tickets), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets are being distributed at: The Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation to Vietnam, Room 505 5th Floor DAEHA Center, 360 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi.
Tél: (+ 84) (4) 3.831.52.40 & 41.
Youth Theater is located on 11 Ngo Thi Nham Street, Hanoi.