Kelly Bado's voice is as beautiful as her mission. Since relocating to Canada from Cote d'Ivoire in 2007, Bado's voice has been opening doors and lighting up rooms all over the country. As a new immigrant, Bado composed songs to comfort her while she pursued her studies, songs to closed the gap that separated her from all that she missed. Her 2020 stunning release is aptly titled Hey Terre and features flashes of kora, balafon and other traditional African instruments that bring her two worlds together into one. But throughout, it is Bado's voice that is the highlight, a transcendent vessel that floats, flies, cradles and comforts. Her messages of love are clearly, articulately and humbly written and exquisitely delivered. Welcome home.
Biography by Chantal Vitalis