The Queen of Afro Groove, singer, bass and percussion player Manou Gallo leads from the front, throwing down the funk and displaying an irresistible power and energy in her live performance.
You know you’ve got the funk, the whole funk and nothing but the funk when the legendary Bootsy Collins jumps on your new track! And that’s just what happened with Manou’s latest single ‘ABJ’, check this funk afro beat banger in the video below…
Born in the Ivory Coast, Manou was raised in the rich heritage of the Djiboi tribe by her grandmother, learning to play percussion and later discovering the electric bass. Quickly earning a reputation as a prodigious bass player, Manou joined the legendary world music line up that is Zap Mama and soon after moved to Belgium in 2003.
As well as her recent collaboration with Bootsy Collins, Manou has worked with Marcus Miller, Wyclef Jean, Manu Dibango and Mamady Keita.
‘Afro Groove Queen’ (her fourth studio album) is out later this year and also features special guest Chuck D and a ‘reunion’ Manu Dibango!