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Fely Tchaco took "I Know What I Know" to a different but sympathetic corner of the vast African continent — her native Ivory Coast — dancing as well as singing, with booty-shaking impetus from conga player Paul Sonnabend and rest of her band...
Fely Tchaco, a winner of a 2012 Independent Music Award in the “Best World Beat Song” category, was featured at this year’s World Cultures Day assembly, Nov. 22. A singer, dancer and artist, Tchaco is from the Ivory Coast, a country in West Africa. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she performs in English, French, and Gouro (the language spoken by many in the Ivory Coast). In a style she calls “Tribal Pop,” Tchaco tries to create modern music while retaining the African sound. World Cultures Day is a yearly tradition to raise awareness of the school’s global community. Set up by the World Languages department, the tradition is comprised of a culturally inspired performance as well as specific activities for high school, middle school, and lower school. - See more at: http://www.scdsoctagon.com/showcase/2013/11/24/tchaco-performs-for-world-cultures-day-gets-students-singing-and-dancing...
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Fely Tchaco, Bruce Cockburn, Melissa Ferrick, Girl In A Coma,
Birdy Nam Nam, Ellis Marsalis, Larry Carlton And JD McPherson Are Among Nominees Of The 11th Independent Music Awards
More Than 300 Self-Released & Independent Label Artists Nominated
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March 7, 2012 – Drawing from her own life's experience as well as folk wisdom, Ivory Coast singer songwriter FELY TCHACO embodies the new generation of artists_ who remain attached to their African heritage, while at the same time maintaining a resolutely modern outlook on the world. "GOBA" the opener of her new CD "MATURITE", immediately draws you into her world, hinting of pops and blues melded with African roots in a contemporary sound. "GOBA" is West African polyrhythms in dialogue with the world!
FELY TCHACO one of San Francisco music scene best kept secrets join more than 300 exceptional self-released and independent label artists, as well as former major label acts named today by Music Resource Group (MRG) as Nominees in The 11th Independent Music Awards (The IMAs), the influential awards program for independent bands and fans.
FELY TCHAO is nominated among an eclectic mix of established artists and artists on the rise including Bruce Cockburn (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album), Ellis Marsalis (Concept Album and Cover Song), Girl in a Coma (Indie/Alt. Rock Album and Song), Larry Carlton
(Tribute Album), April Verch (Americana Album and Acoustic Song), Birdie Nam Nam (Dance/Electronica Album and Short Form Music Video), Melissa Ferrick (Folk/Singer-Songwriter Album and Acoustic Song), RuPaul (Social Action Song), and retro rock ‘n’ roller JD McPherson (Rock/Hard Rock Album).
Representing the broad spectrum of today’s global independent music scene, the Nominees in over 70 Song, Album, Music Video and Design categories were culled from thousands of submissions from North America, South America, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.
Winners will be determined by a panel of 77 influential artist and industry judges including
Keith Richards, Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, Suzanne Vega, Joshua Redman,
Tori Amos, Michael Franti, Bettye LaVette, Del McCoury, Ozzy Osbourne, Shelby Lynne, Alan Light (Live From The Artists Den), Kevin Lyman (Warped Tour), Bill Bragin
(Lincoln Center), Sara Beesley (Joe’s Pub), Chris Diaz (Knitting Factory Entertainment), and
Evan Schlansky (American Songwriter). The results will be announced in April 2012.
In addition to industry-determined Winners, music fans from around the world have until
Friday, July 20, 2012 to cast their votes at HYPERLINK "http://www.independentmusicawards.com/imanominee/11th" The IMA Vox Pop Jukebox to determine the
fan-selected program winners.
The Independent Music Award Winners will be promoted to nearly 1 billion music fans worldwide.
Details and complete list of Nominees and Judges available at HYPERLINK "http://www.independentmusicawards.com" TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
"I am very honored to be one of the nominees a the Independent Music Award. I am asking all my fans, friends and world music lovers to support and vote for me in the "Vox Pop Vote" by clicking on this link bellow:
Artistry Has Its Awards
Celebrating the democracy of creativity and meritocracy of talent, The Independent Music Awards honor exceptional independent artists traditionally ignored by mass media and big box retailers.
For the past 11 years, artists and labels from around the world have found new fans and prominence through The IMAs. Produced by Music Resource Group, publisher of the popular industry networking database The Musician’s AtlasOnline, and producers of the original webTV series, Grooveable Feast, The IMAs uses its unrivaled access to performance, promotion & distribution opportunities to connect Winners and Nominees to new audiences and revenue opportunities.
Winners of The 11th IMAs will receive active promotions, distribution and performance opportunities that will place them in front of nearly 1 billion music fans. Artists, managers and labels credit The IMAs with increasing recognition among music fans and industry gatekeepers.
Submissions for The 12th Independent Music Awards will open in later this month.
More information is available at: " www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.com
A native of Ivory Coast, Fely Tchaco creates catchy, pop-driven songs in English, French, and Gouro languages. The relatively contemporary approach still retains a sense of traditionalism, especially on “Goba.” The piano comes out on “Woui le m’En fe,” and a danceable tune, “En Louh,” stands out. Global and local issues surround the content of the songs. The Afro-pop focused “Si J’avais des Ailes” is golden. The dance track, “America Land of Hope” is a nod at the social and political accomplishments of American history. The lyrically and rhythmically-centered songs are especially uplifting and relevant. Fely’s French influence is prevalent, yet distinctly African at the same time. Fely’s voice is superb and a beacon of light for the people of Ivory Coast and all of Africa. French and English song summaries are included in the liner notes. ~ Matthew Forss
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Fely Tchaco finalist in the world music category.
International Songwriting Competition (ISC) announced the 2010 finalists.ISC received well over 15,000 entries from 115 countries throughout the world, representing all genres of contemporary music.
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