“People want something refreshing,” Kenzow told The Gazette, saying he wanted to bring West African guitar coolness to the city streets.
Idrissa Ouedraogo’s son wields a reggae-inspired African pop sound, sometimes straying into soukous corners.
A young singer-songwriter from Burkina Faso, he moved to Montreal two years ago after a stint in France. You can hear him playing music in the streets of Montreal or in the subway. With urban Afro pop and reggae sounds in the style of West Africa, Kenzow wishes to touch and move as many people as possible, regardless of their origins. Very inspired, the musician spends his time looking for new sounds, often accompanied by his guitar. Son of the famous African director Idrissa Ouedraogo, Kenzow has been rocked by art and culture, since his childhood.
In 2018, he won the 3rd prize in the grand finale of the Syli d’or de la musique du monde.
CABARET ACOUSTIQUE NUITS D’AFRIQUE – at the Club Balattou
The legendary Club Balattou, and all its team, is happy to welcome you, with the “Cabaret acoustique Nuits d’Afrique”.
It is a whole program that awaits you, especially concocted for the public! You will be able to enjoy live performances every week, from Thursday to Sunday, at 9pm. A musical rendez-vous, which makes you travel through Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America, not to be missed!