Artist info

Genre

Pop, Roots


Sounds like

Angelique Kidjo, Les Nubiennes, Betty Davis


band members

Grace Barbe - Vocals/Guitar/Bass Jamie Searle - Guitar/Bass Thierryno Gangou - Keys/Vocals Freddy Poncin - Drums/Persussion Mahamudo Selimane - Guitar/Vocals Joelle Barbe - Drums/Percussion Dan Carroll - Guitar


Influences

Sega, Reggae, Afrobeat


Unearthed artists we like

The Transatlantics , Beeva Feeva , DUBSHACK


Website

www.gracebarbe.com

Bio

Seychellois islander Grace Barbe is the real deal, a rising star of World Music in the mold of Angelique Kidjo and Miriam Makeba. Grace's music reflects and celebrates the diverse and exotic cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage (African, Indian, Asian, European), while modern reggae, pop and soul have also made a mark on her sound. Following the release of her debut album "Kreol Daughter" in 2009, Grace has performed at many of Australia's leading music festivals, including Byron Bay Bluesfest and Woodford Folk Festival. Internationally, Grace has performed at the Sakifo Festival in La Reunion, Reggae Donnsa in Mauritius and Le Carnivale International de Victoria in her native Seychelles. Grace and her band "Afro-Kreol"(which now includes her younger sister, Joelle Barbe on drums) have been awarded "Best World Act" three years running in her home state of Western Australia. Grace lights up the stage with an energetic and engaging presence. A talented singer/songwriter, Grace is at home on both guitar and bass whilst singing in three langauges; English, Kreol and French.

Review

Review by Dan Buhagiar Dan Buhagiar

11 Aug 2014

Triple J
40

Wow, this is full of life and energy and colour and excitement. Grace Barbe has a killer voice and her band backs her with high octane afro funk. The guitar work here is really impressive too. Dare you not to dance to this.

Wow, this is full of life and energy and colour and excitement. Grace Barbe has a killer voice and her band backs her with high octane afro funk. The guitar work here is really impressive too. Dare you not to dance to this.

Review

Review by AZMOZ AZMOZ

09 Aug 2014

50

Groovy Song, Love the voice, Love The Guitar work, and the other instruments as well and as a whole, well constructed song. I have to download it!! Good work. :)

Groovy Song, Love the voice, Love The Guitar work, and the other instruments as well and as a whole, well constructed song. I have to download it!! Good work. :)

Review

Snake Man

18 May 2009

40

A musical smoothie. Tastes like Brazil in French with Africa in between. Less of the Caribbean than the other two.

A musical smoothie. Tastes like Brazil in French with Africa in between. Less of the Caribbean than the other two.