How perilous it is to revamp an immortalized universal classic, especially by an indisputable African icon! Manou Gallo brilliantly rises to the challenge by judiciously tweaking one of the anthems of Nigerian singer and saxophonist Fela Anikulapo Kuti. "Lady", recorded 50 years ago for the album "Shakara", is a thrilling piece whose civic dimensions resurge with instant force in this new interpretation.
MANOU GALLO (Contre Jour, 2018)
The brand new studio album by MANOU GALLO produced by Bootsy Collins with top-class guests such as MANU DIBANGO, BOOTSY COLLINS, CHUCK D., MARIE DAULNE & SABINE KABONGO (ZAP MAMA).
LOWLIN (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.
MANOU GALLO (Igloo Mondo, 2006)
Manou composed her second album in collaboration with Patrick Dorceau. Overcoming her shyness, transgressing her cultural barriers, her education, her roots, MANOU has been exploring inside herself the necessary resources to create this very personal opus.
DIDA (Igloo Mondo, 2005)
After being a singer, bass player (Zap Mama / Tambours de Brazza), percussion player and dancer, Manou Gallo has now her own group: ‘Le Djiboi’.
With this group, she performs African music in a very inventive and modern way. For the music, she has been inspired by the Djiboi (people of the Ivory Coast - Manou’s homeland), but also by her current western musical culture. The combination of soul, funk and blues is within the concept of ‘groove’, a common denominator’. Hot world music full of emotion and sensitivities expressed in various languages (Dida, French and English)… that’s Manou Gallo & Le Djiboi.