Valérie Ékoumè at TD Ottawa Jazz Festival *Club Series*
Mercury Lounge & TD Ottawa Jazz Fest present
Valérie ÉKOUMÈ / Paris
June 29th – Doors 7pm // Show/ 8pm
With the support of the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France in Canada
Followed by DJ Trevor Walker / Visuals by Matt Cameron
In Valérie ÉKOUMÈ’s colorful world, Love is King and Afropop is the music she chooses to express it.
Tickets in advance at $15 / / $20 at the door or free for festival passes
**In partnership w/ Axé WorldFest, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. & Top Shelf Distillers **
Mercury Lounge & le TD Ottawa Jazz Fest présentent
La chanteuse Valérie ÉKOUMÈ venue de Paris sera en concert le 29 juin – Ouvertures des portes à 19h // Le concert commencera à 20h.
Evénement organisé avec le soutien des Services culturels de l’Ambassade de France au Canada
Concert suivi par la prestation du DJ résident Trevor Walker et des visuels par Matt Cameron
Dans l’univers coloré de Valérie ÉKOUMÈ, l’amour est Roi et l’Afropop est la musique qu’elle a choisie pour l’exprimer.
Billets à l’avance 15 $ / / / 20 $ à la porte ou gratuits pour les passes du festival
**En partenariat avec Axé WorldFest, Beau’s All Natural Brewing Co. et Top Shelf Distillers **.
After Djaalé in 2015, her second opus “KWINNA KINGUE” has been released in November 2017. In this new album, and with the help of Guy Nwogang, Valérie EKOUME dug deeper into her Cameroonian roots, the result is Bikutsi or even Essèwè which are popular rhythms from Cameroon.
So get ready to dance on original and meaningful songs mixed with Mangambeu or even Essèwè and welcome into her colorful world, where traditional music is a real base and love is the answer.
From a musician family, Valérie EKOUME is a a French Cameroonian singer based in Paris. She grew up listening to various musical styles from Congolese rumba, pop music artists (as Michael Jackson), to Cameroonian Music. Singers like Miriam Makeba (Mama Africa) and Whitney Houston were, as she called them her virtual vocal coaches, as she learnt to sing with them.
Her life took a different turn when in 2004, she started to actively work with Manu DIBANGO in the Soul Makossa Gang.
Touring with this great musician for 8 years, was for Valerie one most incredible experiences of her life. In 2005, she joined the American School Of Modern Music, in Paris specialized in musician training where she stayed for 5 years.
With many partnerships such as ALAIN BARRIERE, MACEO PARKER, Courtney PINE, Papa WEMBA, MEIWAY, the singer belongs to this new multicultural generation and is influenced by it.
Live of the song “O BOSSO”
Start Date:June 29, 2019 7:00 pm
56 ByWard Market Square