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Cécile Doo-Kingué
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Cécile Doo-Kingué

from Montréal, QC

What if Nina Simone played guitar like Jimi Hendrix and grooved like Sly Stone? Bursting through the confines of 12-bar blues with heavy dollops of rock, soul, jazz and Afro-beat, Cécile Doo-Kingué deftly mines the traditional blues subjects of love, personal demons and loss while also addressing current politics fearlessly and fiercely. In true blues fashion, though, Doo-Kingué’s unflinching gaze never comes at the expense of a good groove, a catchy melody or a sharp guitar lick. The daughter of Cameroonian diplomats, Doo-Kingué was born and raised in New York, moving to Montreal at 20. She seamlessly sings in both French and English, often in the same song, and has developed a reputation for blistering live sets in her two decades of performing.

Biography by Sean Myers

Concerts

Friday February 21, 2020

7:00 PM – 8:10 PM · ATB Canada Music Square Stage 5

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A collaboration with others

Saturday February 22, 2020

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM · Stand & Command Hall Stage 8

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