Hornby Island Blues Workshop

Cécile Doo-Kingué - Guitar


Cécile Doo-Kingué is legendary on the Canadian music circuit. A complete stylist that bends blues, into folk, soul, and afro-root, she has become one of Canada’s most recognized singer songwriters and activists. As she says, “It’s about the music, but it’s also about the human connection.” Averaging more that 100 shows a year, this road warrior has built a reputation that now has Cécile finally getting the award recognition she deserves and albums that keep reminding her listeners that she is evolving her music in unique and beautiful ways. Hornby Blues is very happy that she is back with us again as we love Cécile’s impressive multi-instrumental skillset as a bass player and drummer, but especially interested in her passionate and unique voice, killer guitar chops, and her genuine social conscience. We wanted her as a guitar instructor as soon as we heard about her and once here, it didn’t take long for Hornby Blues to know she was willing to share her musical instincts and knowledge, and lend a hand to those who want to grow in their music. Learning about her in the times she has been at our Workshop, we know (as do those who took her classes) her idea isn’t to tell students what to express or necessary or necessarily how to express it, but rather to show them the keys to unlocking their own creativity and guide them through acquiring the necessary and fundamental tools to express themselves uninhibited. Whatever you are looking for as a guitar student coming to the 2019 Hornby Blues Workshop, Cécile Doo-Kingué will help you find your musical groove, and provide the skill counsel and confidence you need to build your musicianship. It’s a sure thing.

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