Style: Funk, Jazz, afro groove fusion
4 or 6 musicians + 1 crew
Manou Gallo / bass, voice
An explosive mixture of funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and confident Afro grooves.
From the small town of Divo in Ivory Coast, the path of the energetic bassist, drummer, and singer led her to the world’s biggest stages. None other than the bass legend Bootsy Collins paved the way for Manou Gallo to be named one of the “Top 10 World Best Bass Players”! Gallo is pure power on the bass, mixing jazz, funk, groove, and Afro beat.
Once you’ve experienced her, you immediately recognize her uniqueness: In her hands, the bass sometimes becomes a percussion element, driving the groove to fascinating heights. It’s no wonder Bootsy Collins calls her the “African Queen of Bass”. Other giants like Manu Dibango, Mamady Keita, Wyclef Jean, Marcus Miller, and Lucas van Meerwijk have also taken notice of her and shared stages with her.
Proud of her African roots, Gallo says she has the musical freedom to play anything. And it’s precisely this freedom that you’ll find on stage: an explosive mixture of funk, jazz, Afro-Cuban rhythms, and confident Afro grooves.
With her technique and her music, Manou Gallo impressively proves that she is one of the best bassists in the world.