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Cecile Doo-Kingué plays the bilingual blues

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Montreal based blues/ soul musician Cecile Doo-Kingué is excited about rocking the blues for the last time on her cross-Canada tour in Lethbridge, March 14.
 She will be touring with her long time band, drummer Eric Thibideau and bassist Dylan Kell-Kirkham.

“ I’ve been playing with them for 15 years,” Doo-Kingué said from a tour stop in Saskatoon.

“So far so good. It’s been a lot of Cecile Doo-Kingue plays Lethbridge, March 14. Photo submittedfun,” she said of her tour.

“Every night has been a highlight,” she continued.
It will be her second visit to the Slice.

“It’s a great place to play. They are beautiful brothers (Jesse and Tyler Freed),” she  continued.
“I have all sorts of new tunes,” she said.

 She will  have released three CDs by the end of  the year.
 She released her two debut  CDs — one in French and another in English last year and will have her second English CD out by the end of 2013.

“I released the French CD in October and people didn’t really know what to do with it,” she said adding writing blues songs in French was challenging because of the language as French is pretty poetic and not the first language you think of for gritty blues.

“French isn’t usually associated with blues or soul music,” she noted.

“My first Cd was more of a melting pot and more world music. The second is more soul/blues influenced by the ’60s and ’70s. And, a lot of it is in French. But the third will be more traditional blues. But the blues is the common thread on all of them,” she explained adding she has been playing the blues for 20 some years.


“It’s been fun. I’ve been fortunate to  travel a lot. I just get inspired by meeting new people,” she said adding she lived in Paris, France as a teenager.

“People in Europe have a lot of different influences. There’s is lots of interest in the blues over there,” she observed.

 She is excited about finishing her latest cross Canadian tour in Lethbridge.

“We’ve been doing a 13 week tour. Lethbridge is the last  show so it will be the biggest party of all,” she enthused.

“So if you are looking for a great time, we have a lot of energy to give you,” she said.
Cecile Doo-Kingue begins her march 14 show at the Slice at 9 p.m.


— By Richard Amery, L.A Beat Editor

Last Updated ( Friday, 15 March 2013 09:23 )  
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