Cameroonian-French singer/songwriter Sandra Nkaké’s childhood was between two continents, cultures and climates, has created an extraordinary, multi-faceted performer of unparalleled stage craft. She has appeared in numerous stage, film and TV shows as a actor/comedienne and won best new jazz artist at the 2012 French Music Awards.
She has worked with China Moses, L’Orchestre National de Jazz, Booster and Nana Vasconcelos; Her musical influences are many, but include: Folk, Soul, Jazz, and Hip hop but also Bulgarian voices and Flamenco. From Jeff Buckley to Miles Davis and Nina Simone; from Joni Mitchell to Aretha Franklin, Björk, Bonni Raitt or La Niña de los peines, Sandra has no favourite style of music.
Sandra Nkaké has released two albums: Mansaadi (2008) and Nothing For Granted (2012).
Tonight she brings her Nothing For Granted band to the festival featuring:
Sandra Nkaké, Lead singer
Ji Dru, flute
Matthieu Ouaki, guitar
Kenny Ruby, bass
Thibault Brandalise, drums
Armel Dupas, keyboards
Alan Ledem, sound engineerer
Julien Dufour, light engineer