Grace Barbe: The Afro Sound of the Seychelles
Seychelles islander Grace Barbé is the real deal, a genuinely exotic world music star for the 21st century, with the talent, looks and voice to match. Grace’s soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage (African, Asian and European). Having already performed at Australia’s leading music festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest, WOMADelaide and Woodford plus internationally at SAKIFO and IOMMA (La Reunion), Reggae Donnsa (Mauritius) and Carnivale Internationale de Victoria (Seychelles) Grace is already well on the way to becoming the next diva of world music in the tradition of Angelique Kidjo and Miriam Makeba.
A colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, reggae, pop, rock and Latin flavours, Grace’s “Afro-Kreol” sound is original, fresh and funky. Grace lights up the stage with a vibrant and engaging presence that compels the audience to get up and dance. Her voice is a remarkably powerful instrument, and as a songwriter she has a rare and natural gift for rhythm and melody. Grace plays guitar and bass and sings in three languages; English, Creole and French. Grace was a Musicoz 2012 finalist and her band has been awarded “Best World Act” an incredible four years running in her home state of Western Australia. Catch her while you can!
“Led by Grace Barbé, a charming, beautiful islander woman from the Seychelles, the band puts on an intricate, fun and engaging performance full of island reggae, creole rhythms, and complex, intense vocals in French, Creole and English – an amazing, uplifting experience.”
Wednesday 20 August, 8.00pm
To book tickets, call the Araluen Box Office on 8951 1122.
Wednesday 20 August 2014
- 8pm – 10:30pm
- Araluen Arts Centre, Larapinta Drive, Alice Springs
- Adult: $39.00 Concession: $35.00 Friends of the Araluen Arts Centre: $32.00