GRACE BARBE AFRO-KREOL

GRACE BARBE  AFRO-KREOL

Winner of the WAMi award for "Best World Act" 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, Grace Barbé's "afro-kreol" style is a colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, reggae, pop, rock and latin flavours.

Accompanied by a 4-5 piece band on drums, bass, 2 guitars and a percussionist, Grace Barbé's performances include WOMAD NZ (2013), WOMADelaide (2012) Byron Bay Bluesfest (2011 & 2012) Woodford Folk Festival (2009 - 2012) SAKIFO (La Reunion - 2011) Reggae Donnsa (Mauritius - 2012) and Carnivale Internationale de Victoria (2011).

A Seychelles Islander, Grace Barbé is a genuinely exotic World Music star for the 21st Century, with the talent, voice and looks to match. Grace's soulful music reflects and celebrates the diverse cultural influences of her Indian Ocean heritage.

She has released 2 full-length albums, Kreol Daughter (2008) and Welele! (2013). In performance, Grace lights up the stage with a vibrant and engaging presence that compels the audience to get up and dance. Adding to her extraordinary voice is her rare gift for rhythm and melody. She plays guitar, bass and sings in three languages, English, Kreol and French.