Singer-Songwriter Daby Touré Is Trying To Unite The World Through Music

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Singer-songwriter Daby Touré. His latest album is "Amonafi." (Courtesy Cumbancha)
Singer-songwriter Daby Touré. His latest album is "Amonafi." (Courtesy Cumbancha)

Daby Touré is a critically-acclaimed African singer-songwriter, and though he lives in France now, his story is the story of the African diaspora — of a peripatetic childhood that exposed him to a cosmopolitan mix of languages, cultures and music — all of which made their way into his own songs.

Daby Touré will be performing Thursday at Cafe 939 in Boston.


Daby Touré, Mauritanian singer-songwriter. He tweets @dabytoure.


The Guardian: Daby Touré: Amonafi Review — Easygoing African Fusion Pop

  • "Daby Touré is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist with an easygoing African pop fusion style that reflects his background."

The New York Times: Indie Rock Embraces An African Invasion

  • "The indie record company Sub Pop first earned a reputation as a tastemaker in the late 1980s, when it signed and recorded the Seattle bands Nirvana and Soundgarden and other exponents of what came to be known as grunge. But one of its best-received recent releases is 'I Speak Fula,' by Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba, an ensemble that plays small lutelike instruments and sings in various West African languages."

This segment aired on October 22, 2015.


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