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. After 5 years of performing throughout the U.S. Fely Tchaco has decided to sparkle her audience and fans with a new album “Maturite” which combines various rhythms of her native country Cote d”Ivoire and other musical influence. Peace and freedom, unity, global warming, love and betrayal are the theme of this new album. Fely’s own maturity and experience, shows in her voice, relaxed and with confidence. She takes listeners on a musical journey that’s both intensely personal and yet universal. The songs range from the pointed ” Goba” (Mountain Top) which talks about one’s ability to overcome challenges to “ Afrique Bou le Wou”, (Cry of Mother Africa) honoring Africa for her great contribution to the world, and to “let’s go For Peace”. Fely explains, “In my country we’ve gone through a lot of fear and political turmoil since 1999, we cannot forget or hide, but we must stay positive.” “Maturite” is also a collection of songs with a strong message of hope not only for her country and Africa, but as well as the entire world. Singing in English, French and in her native Gouro language from the mid-west of Cote d’Ivoire, Fely addresses issues which are painful, yet with a profound sense of heart and personal connection, like “En Louh” (I was fooled) a complaint of a pain inf icted by a love one and warn the listeners to pay attention to people closer to us than our enemies. Her outstanding crafty arrangements and masterful playing by a group of talented musicians she assembled, makes this album a true evocative recording. “Maturite” was recorded in the U.S, at Jerry Martin Music Studio in Walnut Creek, California and mastered by the legendary engineer Paul Stubblebine in San Francisco. For world music aficionados, this album is a must have in your music collection.