Cécile Doo-Kingué at The Dream Cafe
- Wed • July 24, 2019 • 6:00 PM
- Event Cost: $26-$36
Doors: 6:00pm, Show: 8:00pm
Tickets: Premium $36, Wings $26
Reservations: Please call 250-490-9012 to reserve your table
“Full of sophisticated musicianship and striking lyricism” – Living Blues Magazine
An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, and is now an adopted Montrealer.
Considered one of Canada’s most electrifying and versatile guitarists, she has shared a stage and/or recorded with Montreal Jubilation Choir, Blind Boys of Alabama, James Blood Ulmer, Bernard Purdie, Jim Byrnes, Michael Jerome Brown, Tricia Foster, Scarlett Jane, United Steel Workers of Montreal, amongst many, and has opened for many icons including Canned Heat, John Prine, Eric Andersen, Angélique Kidjo, Youssou N’Dour and Manu Dibango. In 2008, Cecile and Gern f. of USWM started Chick Pickin’ Mondays, a night promoting women singer-songwriters.
Cécile Doo-Kingué is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada’s current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw, Her guitar prowess, lyrics, and sound make for enthralling and intimate communion.