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Cecile Doo-Kingue
Wed, Aug 22
Plum - Lethbridge


Time: 11 p.m.


Two nights of Cecile! Join us for two amazing nights of incredible music, dancing, cocktails, and food. You won’t want to miss this annual show, we are so lucky to have Cecile in our room! Reservations required. (403)394-1200

Blues, groove, soul. Trust us, you won't want to miss this one!"Full of sophisticated musicianship and striking lyricism" - Living Blues Magazine

An exceptional stage presence, guitarist / singer-songwriter Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, afro-roots and soul to create a unique sound. Born and raised in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in the USA, France, 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, Blind Boys of Alabama, James Blood Ulmer, Bernard Purdie, Jim Byrnes, Michael Jerome Brown, Tricia Foster, Scarlett Jane, United Steel Workers of Montreal, amongst many, and has opened for many icons including Canned Heat, John Prine, Eric Andersen, Angélique Kidjo, Youssou N’Dour and Manu Dibango. In 2008, Cecile and Gern f. of USWM started Chick Pickin’ Mondays, a night promoting women singer-songwriters.

June 2010, Cecile released her debut solo album Freedom Calling to critical acclaim. In 2011, CBC commissions Doo-Kingué to write Home, a song on immigration.  Gris, released in 2012, also praised by press and music lovers alike, earned Cécile the 2013 Fondation SPACQ Edith Butler Award for Excellence in Francophone Songwriting. Doo-Kingué toured both albums extensively across Canada and Europe, firing up clubs, listening rooms and festivals alike with her face-melting playing, rich vocals, and sharp and genuine banter with her audience.

February 2015, Doo-Kingué releases her third solo album Anybody Listening Pt. 1: Monologues, the first chapter of a trilogy exploring blues, roots and life in their myriad of aspects (Monologues solo acoustic, Dialogues full band, Communion live), showcasing Doo-Kingué’s songwriting in its rawest form. The album earned her accolades for her exceptional guitar playing, soulful vocals, and powerful songwriting.
January 2016, Doo-Kingué  releases the second chapter of her trilogy exploring blues, roots, and life in their myriad of aspects. Anybody Listening Part 2: Dialogues features her strength and versatility as an all-around guitarist and musician, from blues to jazz to folk to soul to rock n’ roll.  Fiery licks and seamless melody compliment her deep, laid-back voice throughout the album, leaving no doubt as to the guitarist’s oneness with the instrument, nor the unity of her sound.  Surrounded by a stellar cast of Montreal’s finest musicians, Doo-Kingué presents an eclectic collection of contemporary blues adding to the social commentary of Anybody Listening Part 1: Monologues, and celebrating life and music with fellow artists she is a fan of, in spaces that exude positive energy. The first two chapters of the trilogy have generated international critical acclaim from blues and roots media including Living Blues and Blues Matters magazines, earned Cécile 5 Maple Blues Awards nominations, as well as several engagements in international roots festivals, and over 200 tour dates across Canada.

 Cécile Doo-Kingué is quickly earning a stellar reputation and a place alongside Canada’s current roster of great guitarists. Powerful and raw, Cécile Doo-Kingué’s guitar prowess, lyrics, and sound make for enthralling and intimate communion.


Plum   -   Website
330-6th Street South
T1J 2C8
Country: ca


Like an enigma wrapped in a riddle, is plum a lounge that promises to be more than a wine bar or a wine bar that promises to offer much more than fine dining? Clearly, the atmosphere suggests that much and more. After all, this is how we lounge...

Dimly lit understated elegance sets the mood as you first walk in to plum. Primitive walls of exposed brick contrast exquisite furnishings bathed in romantic shades of chocolate, cognac, and amber. The centerpiece of each evening is you - dine or lounge in lavish leather surrounded by rich dark woods, warm velvet fabrics, and a bar topped with cool granite. Plum provides an intimate atmosphere that seems to glow and radiate an inviting embrace, enveloping you with mainstream jazz and eclectic trip hop as the evening progresses. Removed from the glamorama of other avenues, plum dares to exist within the reawakened confines of 6th street amongst our good friends in the downtown core.

Plum's seasonal menu of contemporary Canadian cuisine ignores defining barriers while exuding confidence without pretension. Our executive chef's share their love and passion for gastronomy. They take you on an exciting yet simplified journey toward the world of fine dining. The food reflects the belief that less is more; that the finest ingredients classically combined result in a purity that transcends fads and fusion. To complement such offerings, the service is unobtrusive and without pretense. Plum's wine and spirit selections are strong and fresh, presenting thoughtful wine pairings by the glass and by the bottle. Our mission is simple - to explore the finest ingredients, to redefine presentation, and to provide a fine option for dining and lounging in Lethbridge, a testimonial to the pursuit of quality and the gracious welcome one receives at plum.
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