june, 2019

29jun7:00 pm10:30 pmOTTAWA - Ottawa Jazz Fest : Valérie Ékoumè7:00 pm - 10:30 pm Mercury Lounge, 56 Byward Market Square Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2

Event Details

In Valérie ÉKOUMÈ’s colorful world, Love is King and Afropop is the music she chooses to express it.
Stepping into Valérie Ekoumè’s world will be one of the most interesting and fulfilling experience you may have. So get ready to dance !

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.


(Saturday) 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Mercury Lounge

56 Byward Market Square Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2

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