Sheryl Gambo

About me

Brazzaville, Congo - Brazzaville

With one sensitivity and an overwhelming emotional power voice, Sheryl Gambo was a finalist of the French International Radio’s discovery Award (2008’s edition), 5 times golden drum of Congolese music. She also won the Creativity Award and the only Public Award at the 1st edition of Beyond Music with the song Water which she performed.

With several collaborations to his credit, she released 3 albums including the last, O'kerah in 2016, tribute to his twins older (dead), refers to powers and the mystical attributed to the twins in Congolese tradition.

Sheryl developed an eclectic and authentic style, NEW AFRO SOUL, against the grain of the current musical landscape. She explains that his style is restoration of natural bridges between the African cultural heritage with African-American, Caribbean diasporas, Latin and elsewhere. She pleasantly blends melodies from African traditions with Jazzy arrangements, Soul, RnB and HIP HOP, singing in congolese languages, french and english.

Cultural background

  • Congo

Project Music

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 4.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 3.

One World

ONE WORLD is a musical journey across our planet which explores the connections between cultures, landscapes and nature. Starting in the ocean, the cradle of primordial life, flutes play duets with the songs of whales. We proceed to the beach, lulled by the sound of waves, while a sparkling layer of violin textures frolics over them. Traveling inland, we reach the jungle, and begin to hear the voices of animals and humanity. The voices carry a powerful message: We have one world, and although we are all different, we must work together.

  • Vocal
  • World
  • Choir
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Bouzouki
  • Ud / Oud
  • Violin
  • Djembe
  • Jaw harp
  • Kalimba
  • Low whistle
  • Nay / Ney
  • Pivana
  • Suling
  • Congo
  • Denmark
  • France
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Russian Federation
  • Switzerland
  • Tanzania
  • Turkey
  • United States of America
  • 15769 votes
  • Creativity Award
  • Public Award
  • Album Track

In this song, water is a metaphor for the emotional connection between people which can bridge cultures and cross borders. It is also a basic universal human need that we share. Water is a critical natural resource, and in many countries, the lack of it affects predominantly women, who often have to carry it over extremely long distances with great effort. But collecting water also brings women closer together in their shared mission. Featuring the beautiful and powerful voice of Sheryl Gambo.

  • African
  • Fusion
  • Pop
  • Rock
  • World
  • Singer
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Organ electric
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Gambus
  • Harp
  • Tambura
  • Djembe
  • Dombak
  • Drum set
  • Flute
  • Congo
  • Kazakhstan
  • United Kingdom
  • United States of America