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COUP DE COEUR - JACKY ESSOMBÉ | DJELY TAPA

For the first evening of the 26th edition of Coup de coeur francophone de Vancouver, Africa will run the show! Djely Tapa - 2020 JUNO Awards winner for "Best World Music Album of the Year" for her album "Barokan" will present it to us. As the opening act, Jacky Essombé accompanied by five artists will perform a new show named "Africa Oyé", a tribute to Central, West and South African tribes.

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To comply with the B.C. government’s health and safety regulations, only 40 tickets per evening will be sold. We assume responsibility for seating the audience in the hall. We suggest that only one person buys tickets for the whole group so that we can create a seating plan that allows for groups to be seated together. Doors to Studio 16 will open at 7:30 p.m. Please arrive in advance. 

So that everyone in the francophone community can enjoy our Coup de coeur francophone, the concerts will be video-recorded and broadcast live on the online ticket website "lepointdevente.com". Once you have purchased tickets on the website, you will receive a streaming link by email. This link is unique and cannot be shared.  

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Ticket prices including an alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage are also on sale at the ticket office. The bar will only be open before the show starts. There will be an intermission and some entertainment will be provided between scene changes

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Parents of one or more children registered in CSF schools benefit from a 25% reduction on the purchase of their tickets (when they present their child’s student card and the parent’s I.D.).

JACKY ESSOMBÉ (B.-C)

Professional dancer, singer and fervent ambassador of African culture in British Columbia, Jacky Essombé, accompanied by five musicians and dancers (Yoro Noukoussi, Aly Traoré, N’nato Camara, Maju-Maju and Kurai Mubaiwa) will open the first night of the 26th edition of the Coup de cœur francophone de Vancouver with their new show “Africa Oyé”, a tribute to Central, West and South African tribes.

Jacky Essombé: Originally from Cameroon, Jacky Essombe grew up in Yaoundé and Paris and now lives in Vancouver. She has toured in Canada, the United States and Europe with major recording artists and has appeared on television and radio in Canada, Europe and Africa. A true cultural liaison and an enthusiastic ambassador for the African culture, Jacky's passion for her culture inspired her to become a best-selling author, professional dancer, dance teacher, storyteller, trainer and speaker and a TV and radio show host. She uses dance as a medium to express life to its fullest and also as a journey to a higher level of consciousness. She loves to share the traditions, history and culture of Africa, and the wisdom of her ancestors, and she truly believes that the Western world can benefit from the ancient wisdom of indigenous people.

Yoro Noukoussi: Multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter and sound engineer, Yoro is an accomplished artist. He has mastered the rhythms of the talking drum (donga), congas (kokomba) and djembe. He is born in Northern Benin, West Africa to the Chief of the Waama People.

Aly Traoré: Born in Guinea Conakry from the Susu lineage, Aly started playing Djembe at the age of 8. He was recruited by private & national performance troupes and travelled the world touring to Africa, Europe, Asia and North America. He has lived in Tokyo where he taught in universities, then settled in Victoria, BC in 2013.

N'nato Camara: N’Nato Camara is a member of the Susu tribe and comes from the city of Conakry in Guinea West Africa. She was the principal dancer with the Ballet Taille led by Mamadouba Camara, soloist for the Ballet Djoliba and former soloist for the Ballet Africans. After arriving in Canada in 2004, N’Nato performed with Masabo Culture Company and primarily with three-time JUNO Award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo - présenté au festival d'été francophone de Vancouver en 2019 -, and continues to work with him. N’Nato travels the world performing and teaching traditional West African dance including in Mexico, Japan, Costa Rica and the United States. Some of her career highlights include in August 2008 when she was the lead Choreographer and Artistic Director of "Explosion Africaine" performed at the Chan Centre in Vancouver.

Maju-Maju: Vancouver based South African performer, musician and artisan who performs both her original songs and South African cover songs by the late popular music icons Brenda Fassie and Miriam Makeba. As a founding former member of the three times Grammy Award winner Soweto Gospel Choir from South Africa, she has shared the stage with well-known artists from around the world such as Angélique Kidjo, U2, Queen and more.

Kurai Mubaiwa: is an accomplished singer-songwriter and musician from the East Province of Zimbabwe. He has toured extensively as a musician, singer and dancer in Africa, Europe and North America with award-winning recording artists and international theatre and cultural troupes. He is best known for expressing the essence and flavour of the Shona people through traditional songs and rhythms and his two favourite instruments, the Mbira and the Marimba.

DJELY TAPA (QC)

2020 JUNO PRIZE "BEST WORLD MUSIC ALBUM OF THE YEAR - BAROKAN ALBUM"

Winner of the 2020 Juno award in the category “Best World Music Album of the Year” and “2019-2020 Radio-Canada Discovery of the Year in World Music” with her first solo album “BAROKAN”, Djely Tapa is returning to Vancouver for the first night of the 26th edition of the Coup de cœur francophone de Vancouver. On a blues and electro sound tapestry, this first album is a tribute to women and to African identity. Djely Tapa has performed on stage at many music festivals, sharing the marquee with stars of African music, including Femi Kuti and Sekouba Bambino last July for the 32nd edition of the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique, the Francofolies of Montréal and the Vancouver FolkFest. She has collaborated with many Canadian performing artists including Robert Lépine, Zal Cissoko, Afrotronix and Afrikana Soul Sister. Djely Tapa hails from the Kayes region of western Mali. She is a descendant of a long line of “griots” (celebrated storytellers in the oral tradition that recounts historic tales of the founding heroes of West Africa), and today she is an ambassador of “djeliya”, the art de la griots.

When she arrived in Canada, there was no indication that she would return to music. But very soon she was called upon by people of her own generation from the black diaspora in Montreal. “At first, taking up music again was an obligation,” she affirms. “There were no female griots in the local African community, and I was called upon to play my role.” Daughter of griots, whose job is to perform a social function, even a mission, Djely Tapa took up the challenge! Nevertheless, it was not easy to come back to singing. “I was cradled with the stories and folktales and dance but going on stage is something else. One is born a griot but one becomes an artist. It is a job that one has to learn. Little by little, I found my voice again. My travels in Mali enabled me to become initiated in the various styles of music there. In Canada as well, I have taken an interest in other genres, like jazz and electro". Fourteen years later, she has met the challenge. As a star on the musical landscape of Canada and Quebec, Sount ougoumba Diarra – for that is her real name – has created three ensembles: a vocalist-kora duo with Djely Mory Tounkara and two groups, Les Griot s de Montréal and Djelygroove. 

 

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