“Led by Grace Barbé, a charming, beautiful islander woman from the Seychelles, the band puts on an intricate, fun and engaging performance full of island reggae, creole rhythms, and complex, intense vocals in French, Creole and English – an amazing, uplifting experience.”
– Gordon Taylor of musichord.com
“picture-perfect funky soul played by world-class muso-cats”
– Lyndon Blue of coolperthnights.com
Having already performed at Australia’s leading music festivals including Byron Bay Bluesfest, WOMADelaide and Woodford plus internationally at SAKIFO and IOMMA (La Reunion), Reggae Donnsa (Mauritius) and Carnivale Internationale de Victoria (Seychelles), Grace Barbé is already well on the way to becoming the next diva of world music in the tradition of Angelique Kidjo and Miriam Makeba.
2011 was Grace’s biggest year yet with her “Tou Lanwitt” becoming a huge radio hit in Mauritius. Back in Australia, Grace released the amazing “Afro-Sega” single, and made her second appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest.
A colourful and energetic fusion of tropical island rhythms with African percussion, reggae, pop, rock and Latin flavours, Grace’s “Afro-Kreol” sound is original, fresh and funky.
Grace lights up the stage with a vibrant and engaging presence that compels the audience to get up and dance. Her voice is a remarkably powerful instrument, and as a songwriter she has a rare and natural gift for rhythm and melody. Grace plays guitar and bass and sings in three languages; English, Kreol and French. Grace was a Musicoz 2012 finalist and her band has been awarded “Best World Act” an incredible four years running in her home state of Western Australia.
Catch Grace Barbé while you can!
Visit Grace’s website here.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Artback NT acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Custodians of the Country on which we perform or exhibit.