'The perfect tonic for any evening, sweltering or sub---polar'- Montreal Gazette "Smoky and soulful music" - Montreal Mirror "Soothing and soulful" - Montreal Gazette "The album sounds great (...) worthy of Jimi Hendrix " -Hour Considered one of Montreal's most electrifying guitarists by press and groove aficionados, Cécile Doo---Kingué blends blues, soul and afro--- folk to create a unique sound. Born in New York City, first generation from Cameroon, she has lived in France, USA and is now an adopted Montrealer. This meeting of cultures is reflected in the eclecticism of her music. On record or on stage, Cécile Doo---Kingué takes us deep into a series of musical grooves. June 2010, Doo-Kingué releases her self---produced debut solo album Freedom Calling to critical acclaim. The 12---track collection is a smooth concoction of blues, soul and afro---folk on which one can surf to the end of the world, life and love. From one song to the next, her mastery is undeniable. While she tames the blues with her sweet guitar, she opens the door to 60's and 70's soul, and afro rhythms. Lyrically, Cécile is as vulnerable (Beneath the Lies, Freedom Calling), as she is socially aware (Come Undone, Rise), seductive (Lettre à personne) or even funny (Ma's Kitchen, Dachshund Blues). Freedom Calling has been nominated for 3 Sounds of Blackness Awards, and a Lys Blues for Best Blues Associated album. Just grab a glass and your passport, relax and enjoy her call to freedom.