Fely Tchaco Featured in Showbiz Magazine

Fely Tchaco, Showbiz Magazine March 2020
Paul Simon’s ‘Graceland’ Gets Royal Treatment” - By Steve Roby

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Fely Tchaco, a winner of a 2012 Independent Music Award in the “Best World Beat Song” category, was featured at this year’s World Cultures Day assembly, Nov. 22. A singer, dancer and artist, Tchaco is from the Ivory Coast, a country in West Africa. She currently lives in San Francisco, where she performs in English, French, and Gouro (the language spoken by many in the Ivory Coast). In a style she calls “Tribal Pop,” Tchaco tries to create modern music while retaining the African sound. World Cultures Day is a yearly tradition to raise awareness of the school’s global community. Set up by the World Languages department, the tradition is comprised of a culturally inspired performance as well as specific activities for high school, middle school, and lower school. - See more at: http://www.scdsoctagon.com/showcase/2013/11/24/tchaco-performs-for-world-cultures-day-gets-students-singing-and-dancing...” - Kamira Patel, Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2013

The Octagon

San Francisco, --West African singer/songwriter Felicity “FELY” Tchaco, a current resident of San Francisco’s Bayview district, is the proud winner of a 2012 Independent Music Award in the Best World Beat Song” category for her original composition “Goba” from her latest album, “Maturite.” See link: http://www.independentmusicawards.com/ima/2012/11th-annual-independent-music-awards-winners-announced ” - Sheila Moody

Reggae Festival Guide

A native of Ivory Coast, Fely Tchaco creates catchy, pop-driven songs in English, French, and Gouro languages. The relatively contemporary approach still retains a sense of traditionalism, especially on “Goba.” The piano comes out on “Woui le m’En fe,” and a danceable tune, “En Louh,” stands out. Global and local issues surround the content of the songs. The Afro-pop focused “Si J’avais des Ailes” is golden. The dance track, “America Land of Hope” is a nod at the social and political accomplishments of American history. The lyrically and rhythmically-centered songs are especially uplifting and relevant. Fely’s French influence is prevalent, yet distinctly African at the same time. Fely’s voice is superb and a beacon of light for the people of Ivory Coast and all of Africa. French and English song summaries are included in the liner notes. ~ Matthew Forss ” - Matthew Forss

Inside World Music

Fely Tchaco finalist in the world music category. International Songwriting Competition (ISC) announced the 2010 finalists.ISC received well over 15,000 entries from 115 countries throughout the world, representing all genres of contemporary music.” - By Aromero

World Music Central

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