Atlanta Jazz Festival: Daby Toure

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Atlanta Jazz Festival: Daby Toure
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Sunday, May 29 | 5:30pm | International Stage

“Everyone’s favourite Paris-based Mauritanian singer- songwriter is back. With his wideranging voice, virtuosic guitar work, and knack for songwriting, ‘Amonafi’ repositions Daby as a force to be reckoned with.” – Songlines

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, Tourés 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 September 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. “If the idea of an African Nick Drake or Cat Stevens appeals, then Daby Touré is your man.” The Times (UK)
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