WMI PLUS At Home - Dobet Gnahoré and Jacob Edgar
WMI PLUS At Home experiences bring music from around the world into the comfort of your home. Renowned artists share their lives, instruments, and stories from their personal environments, bringing an intimacy and uniqueness to each event. These talks are led by fellow musicians, journalists, and ethnomusicologists. Live captioning will be provided during the event.
We are thrilled to provide these events for FREE. If you are able to make a donation of any amount while registering for this event, it will help us to keep the music playing. THANK YOU!
Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 6PM EDT
WMI PLUS At Home Experiences are free of charge, but you must register to reserve your space. You will receive an order confirmation once your registration is complete that includes the link to the event. Only registered participants will receive email instructions on how to join the event via Zoom online. Live captioning provided.
Dobet Gnahoré is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter and musician from Côte d’Ivoire, and one of the freshest talents to emerge in African music in the last few decades. She sings in seven languages and embraces many musical styles, from West African Mandinka melodies to Congolese rumba and from Ivory Coast’s ziglibiti to Cameroon bikutsi music. Dobet will be joined in conversation by Cumbancha label President and ethnomusicologist, Jacob Edgar, as Dobet talks about her musical journey and shares songs from her new album, Couleur, which will be released on Cumbancha. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A with attendendees.
Jacob Edgar is an Ethnomusicologist, music producer, and global explorer with an insatiable curiosity for the diverse ways in which people express themselves through music. Edgar is the principal music researcher for the acclaimed record label Putumayo World Music, contributing songs and liner notes to over 300 Putumayo collections. In 2006, Edgar founded the record label, music publisher and concert booking agency Cumbancha, which promotes some of the top names in international music. Edgar hosted Music Voyager, a music and travel television series produced for American Public Television & PBS. A regular guest lecturer and cultural specialist on National Geographic/Lindblad Expeditions cruises to West Africa, South America, the British Isles, Cape Verde, Iceland and many other destinations.
WMI PLUS At Home experiences are supported by a grant from Con Edison.