Daby Touré Live + Namvula & Dj Volta 45

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Focus Organization teams up with Enchanted Tunes to present the world known talented artist DABY TOURE with his brand new album: Amonafi.
Opening act: NAMVULA
DJ VOLTA 45 & Friends


7.30pm - 1am
£10 Adv
£14 ATD


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DABY TOURÉ Ft PETER GABRIEL

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Singer, songwriter and guitarist Daby Touré returns in 2015 with a phenomenal new album on Cumbancha and a renewed creative energy. Based in Paris, France, Touré hails originally from Mauritania with family roots in Senegal. While his father and uncles formed the pioneering Afropop band Toure Kunda, Touré has always followed his own music path, with influences ranging from African folk melodies and desert blues, to jazz, pop, reggae, funk and soul. Blessed with an open mind and an explorer's spirit, Touré's catchy songs are as likely to appeal to fans of African stars Habib Koité and Youssou N'Dour as they are to followers of Bob Marley, Paul Simon and Stevie Wonder.

 

Touré has shared the stage and studio with everyone from pop superstar Peter Gabriel, Algerian singer-songwriter Souad Massi, Italian folk adventurer Enzo Avitabile, African-American bluesman Skip McDonald, French pop icon Maxime LeForestier and Israeli-African collaborative The Touré-Raichel Collective.

 

After releasing three albums with the British Real World label and one with Universal Music, Touré revives his independent spirit with an upcoming album to be released in 2015 on respected international music label Cumbancha.

 

Whether he appears solo or with his full four piece band, Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and catchy original songs. He illuminates the darkest of concert halls with his joyful performances and infectious love of music.

 

A marvelous lyricist, composer of accessible melodic hooks, endearing performer and virtuoso guitarist, Daby Touré reaches deeply into the hearts of listeners with his approachable and unique style of music.

 

"I was born in Africa" states Touré. "And all the traditional music I picked up when I was young is still in me and that doesn't change. But in my music I am still searching, and mixing, and trying things and that's what I am doing now. I have travelled far from the 'traditional' or 'folkloric' music of my country."

 

Touré's life experience and cross-cultural influences make his music difficult to categorize, which is fine with him. "Because for me music is universal. Whether it's traditional or new. If I listen to something and it gives me chills, that's all I need, whether I understand it or not. I may hear something I don't know, but if it touches me, it touches me. I'm not going to ask myself 'where does it come from? Is this world music?' Because what difference does it make? None."

 

Touré's latest album Amonafi promises to bring his appealing songs, virtuoso musicianship and endearing personality to ever-wider audiences.

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