Cécile Doo-Kingué

Montreal-based multiple award winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué is set for a cross-Canada tour this summer in support of her critically-acclaimed release Anybody Listening Pt. 1: Monologues. Widely considered to be one of Canada’s most electrifying and versatile guitarists, she blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create her powerful and unique sound. Doo-Kingué will be performing at Bottega Festival in Kelowna on July 17th.


In February 2015, Doo-Kingué released Anybody Listening Pt. 1: Monologues, the first chapter of a trilogy exploring blues, roots and life in their myriad of aspects. It is undoubtedly her most socially engaged album, addressing prejudice in its various forms and her desire to engage with fellow humans on a level that transcends culture, religion, race or language, seeing people for their soul as opposed to their shell. “Committed, uncompromising, and passionate, this is serious blues, at its base form… All the emotions she brings seem sharper in this setting, enough to make you blush when she gets personal, smile at her life-affirming moments, or join her in protest”. (Bob Mersereau)

Doo-Kingué paints various facets of existence with the multiple shades of blues oozing from her signature picking and rich, deep voice. From the Delta to Montreal via NYC, her love, and eclectic understanding and mastery of the blues can be felt in each note, reminiscent of Taj Mahal or Keb’ Mo’ who, while steeped in tradition, opened the genre on to wider avenues.

Powerful, sexy and raw, Cécile Doo-Kingué’s sound makes for an enthralling and intimate communion.

Cécile Doo-Kingué will be performing at the Bottega Festival Friday, July 17th

Bottega Festival –  4485 Sallows Road, S.E. Kelowna
Tickets available online or at Kelowna Tickets box office



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