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Grace Barbé
Grace Barbe hails from the sunburnt Indian Ocean islands of the Seychelles, where a colorful history of slavery, pirates, coups d'état, and coconuts have produced a unique Kreol rhythm, language, and culture.

Drawing from the diverse cultural melange of the islands, Grace's trio fuses the tropical rhythms and dances of the slaves with psychedelic rock, afrobeat, reggae, and pop.

Conjuring a bewilderingly huge sound, the musical ESP between bassist Grace and younger sister Joelle Barbe (drums) must be seen to be believed. Guitarist Jamie Searle adds a dense layer of Afro-guitar sorcery.

Grace has been enticing audiences to get up and shake their coconuts since the release of her debut album Kreol Daughter in 2009, with appearances all over India, East Africa (Sauti za Busara festival, Zanzibar) and the Indian Ocean (Sakifo Festival, La Reunion), as well as at Australia's leading music festivals, including WOMADelaide, WOMAD New Zealand, Byron Bay Bluesfest, and Woodford Folk Festival. Her band has won the award for "Best World Act" nine times in her current home state of Western Australia.
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