The Afro Sound of the Seychelles

Grace Barbé

About

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 Barbé 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, Kreol 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 Grace Barbé while you can!

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Reviews

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…

Gordon Taylor

Picture-perfect funky soul played by world-class muso-cats…

Lyndon Blue of coolperthnights.com

Itinerary

Ghunmarn Culture Centre

Beswick - Wugularr Community, NT
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Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art and Culture Centre

Katherine, NT
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Desert Harmony Festival

Tennant Creek, NT
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Araluen Arts Centre

Alice Springs, NT
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Contact

Elizabeth Rogers

Performing Arts Manager

PO Box 535
Darwin, NT 0801

performing@artbacknt.com.au

08 8941 1444