Grace Barbé Afro-Kreol

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

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

In performance Grace’s trio conjures a bewilderingly huge sound –  Barbé sings over her own complex polyrhythmic bass lines to  Mauritian drummer Hardy Perrine’s authentic island grooves while  guitarist Jamie Searle adds a dense layer of Afro – guitar sorcery. 

2020 has been yet another huge year, seeing FANM:WOMAN get  an ARIA nomination for “Best World Music Album”, an NLMA nomination for “Best Live Bassist” and a standout performance  at Western Australia’s legendary Wave Rock Weekender.

At the 2019 Western Australia Music Industry awards, Grace  took out her tenth consecutive WAM award for “Best World Act”,  and was also named “Best Vocalist”. 

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. 

Don’t miss a chance to catch Grace as she makes her way to the  top!

GRACE BARBÉ AFRO-KREOL

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

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

In performance Grace’s trio conjures a bewilderingly huge sound –  Barbé sings over her own complex polyrhythmic bass lines to  Mauritian drummer Hardy Perrine’s authentic island grooves while  guitarist Jamie Searle adds a dense layer of Afro – guitar sorcery. 

2020 has been yet another huge year, seeing FANM:WOMAN get  an ARIA nomination for “Best World Music Album”, an NLMA nomination for “Best Live Bassist” and a standout performance  at Western Australia’s legendary Wave Rock Weekender.

At the 2019 Western Australia Music Industry awards, Grace  took out her tenth consecutive WAM award for “Best World Act”,  and was also named “Best Vocalist”. 

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. 

Don’t miss a chance to catch Grace as she makes her way to the  top!