Tickets $29 - $38
CABARET Series (5 Concerts) $139 - $149
An exceptional stage presence, award-winning guitarist and singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, rock, folk, Afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born first generation in New York to diplomat parents from the Cameroon, Cécile has lived in France, the United States, and is now an adopted Montrealer.
Considered one of Canada’s most electrifying and versatile guitarists, she has shared a stage and/or recorded with Montreal Jubilation Choir, Bernard Purdie, Aliens, Cafe Soul, Soul City, Tricia Foster, Scarlett Jane, United Steel Workers of Montreal, amongst many, and has opened for icons including Youssou N’Dour, Angélique Kidjo and Eric Andersen.
From unapologetic sexuality to social engagement, Cécile plays and sings life: the good, the bad, the ugly, and the beautiful. From the Delta to Montreal via NYC, her eclectic mastery of blues can be felt in each note, reminiscent of Taj Mahal or Keb’ Mo’ who, while steeped in tradition, open the genre onto wider avenues. Powerful, sexy and raw, Cécile’s lyrics and sound, live or recorded, make for an enthralling and intimate communion.
Learn more about Kay Meek Centre's 2017/18 Arts Season's CABARET Series, featuring five shows in the intimate jazz club setting of the Studio Theatre: https://kaymeek.com/cabaret
Photo by Terry Hughes