Laetitia Zonzambé

Laetitia Zonzambé

May 24 2014 - 8:00pm
The Courtyard at Bonnie Stuart
141 Whitney Place, Kitchener
$20 Advance / $25 at the Door

Author, interpreter and composer, Laetitia Zonzambe sings in French, English, Sango and other central African dialects. She has played with the likes of such inspiring artists as Manu Dibango, Pierre Claver Akendegue and Anne-Flore Batchiellilys. She is currently performing with Moïse Matey (percussion), Stephane Petrocca (bass) and Assane Seck (guitar).

Laetitia uses her gifted and colourful voice to express universal human feelings. “There are no borders for those feelings”, says Laetitia. Born in Bangui at the heart of Africa, Laetitia experienced very deeply how the world is at once both a very open space of common humanity and also a very closed place of borders and behaviours that reproduce inhumanity.

In 2007, Laetitia was formally recognized in her country as a popular musician, and represented the Central African Republic at the Pan-African Festival of Music in Brazzaville (FESPAM).

Moving to Montreal in 2009, Laetitia continued to develop as an artist collaborating with local and international artists, broadcasting her music on Canadian television and keeping up with a busy performance schedule. Laetitia has toured extensively across Canada performing at the Vancouver Folk Festival, Montreal’s Francocolies, Mundial, Festival Nuits d’Afrique and Place des Arts among others, and internationally in France, the US and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.


From the Central African Republic to Montreal: Songs in French, English, Sango & Other Central African Dialects