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  • Grew up in Lomé, Togo.

    Double bassist, vocalist and composer.

    Surrounded by a rich musical environment ranging from traditional ewe music and dancing to congolese kwasakwasa, zouk, classical music and african-american music.

    Started playing double bass in 2009 with Manni Hilgers in Aachen, Germany. Moved to Switzerland in the same year, studied with Pierre-Francois Massy. She now studies jazz at the Hochschule der Künste Bern with Patrice Moret.

    Her compositions present a mélange of her west african roots. Her strong creativity for rhythms as well as her sensibility for subtle jazz harmonies infuse her music.

    “warm, flowing compositions, highlighted by a double bass, whose sound comes along big and earthed. She brings up a soft, dreamy, grasping, and always vibrating and pulsating utopia.” Ursus Bachtaler, guitarist

    “sophisticated, but natural.” David Tixier, pianist