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Grace Barbe

Years Active 2005 - Present

Genre World/Global, Soul, Reggae

Members Grace Barbe, Jamie Searle, Dan Carroll, Joelle Barbe, Thierryno Gangou, Sally Quealy, Freddy Poncin, Hardy Perrine, Michael Boase

Describe Your Sound

Afro-Kreol – Indian Ocean beats fused with reggae, pop, rock, disco and soukouss



Jamie Searle


Grace met Jamie though playing in the band Raggabeats and they started writing together - the band coalesced around the writing partnership.


Fela Kuti, Bob Marley, Kaya, Cassiya, Francois Havelock, Tonpa, Franco et le TP OK Jazz,

Shared Bills With

Bob Dylan, Parliament/Funkadelic, Peter Green, Crowded House, Tony Allen, Antibalas, Fat Freddys Drop,

Career Highlights

Playing twice at Byron Bay Bluesfest, Womadelaide, WOMAD NZ and SAKIFO (La Reunion). Smoking joints with Tony Allen

Current Activity

Promoting the Welele! Album....

Shared Members With

Zarm, Odette Mercy & Her Soul Atomics, Sneaky Weasel Gang, Funk Club House Band, Shangara Jive, Askari Afrobeat Orchestra, the Crux

Releases by Grace Barbe


Afrotropic 2013


Kreol Daughter



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