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Fely Tchaco / Bio

Fely Tchaco is an Ivory Coast singer/songwriter who embodies the new generation of artists, drawing from her own life's experience as well as folk wisdom, while remaining attached to her African heritage and at the same time maintaining a resolutely modern outlook on the world. For African women, singing can be the road to many challenges; however, the same road can lead to personal power which can move mountains, inspire and win battles.
 
If beauty is all it takes for success, well then Ivory Coast music sensation Fely Tchaco embodies this quality and more. This multi-talented artist, currently resides in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she formed her own band of musicians from various parts of the world. She has been recognized in her industry with multiple awards and honors, appeared on many radio shows, performed in festivals and many venues such as BB King New York, Yoshi’s, San Francisco and supports multiple projects near and dear to her heart to help other artists. One of the project is to create a musical for the Zaouli mask dance, a rhythm adapted to her award winning song Goba, as well as new album recording to be released in the near future.
 
Fely's music speaks a universal language that can be felt with sweetness, simplicity and a quality that melts away all genre boundaries. It is a cocktail of world fusion that truly translates her music style. She calls it "Tribal Pop". Fely is surrounded by a plethora of professional musicians who are much in tune with the percussive sounds and beats that are part of her culture. She is a total package with a powerful persona, positive aura, she is a dynamic performer and dancer as well, specializing in rhythms of the West African forest like Ggegbe, Gahou, Alloukou, Zaouli and more. 
 
Fely Tchaco is also, a visual artist, model and actress. She made it as an extra in the HBO's show "LOOKING" in 2013 and the movie "CONTAGEON" in 2011.
Fely Tchaco released her recordings under her own independent record label called "FELY PRODUCTIONS/ZEWP", her song "Goba" the first track of her latest CD release entitled "Maturite" has won the 11th Annual Independent Music Awards in the world beat song category. One of her project is to raise a fund for the musical project she is about to lunch. For that reason, she need to go to Africa and create a documentary  on the Zaouli Dance mask of the Gouro tribe; which is the rhythm adapted in her award winning song Goba.

Fely's music style is a catchy, pop-driven songs in English, French, and in her native language “Gouro” infused with traditional folk rhythms and some acoustics. Fely has performed at several festivals including Reggae On The River Festival, Monterey Reggae Festival, Berkeley World Music Festival and popular venues such as Yoshi’s, The Razz Room, Kimball's East, Club Jazz Nouveau, La Pena Cultural Center, BB King NY and more.

To listen to her music and for more information, visit her website www.felymusic.com.

General Info

Band Members
5
Artist Name
Fely Tchaco
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/felytchaco
Genres
World / World Fusion / Afro Pop

Contact Info

Location
San Francisco, CA

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