Considered one of Montreal’s most electrifying guitarists by local press and groove aficionados, Cécile Doo-Kingué blends blues, soul and afro-folk to create a unique sound.
Born in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in France, USA and is now an adopted Montrealer. This meeting of cultures is reflected in the eclecticism of her music. Her bewitching, incomparable fretwork and deep, suave voice are no longer secret to Montreal’s night-owls. Cécile has sizzled and dazzled with Montreal cult bands Dibondoko and Aliens, played or recorded with Montreal Jubilation Choir, Corneille, Bernard Purdie, Tricia Foster, Senaya, Cindy Doire, Ismael Isaac, Lou Simon, Soul City, to name but a few, and has opened for Manu Dibango and Youssou N’Dour. She has also done her share of mixing.
Regardless of subject matter, mood or language, Cécile captivates you with sincerity while her sound soothes body and soul.