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The big comeback of Toure Kunda, the elephants of African music.
Toure Kunda are back. Not that they ever really left, but after an international career lasting forty years, they needed to renew their energy. And what better place to do this than in the heart of Casamance, where the incredible saga of the elephant family (“Toure Kunda” in soninké) took its roots?
In their last album, released in 2018, surrounded by brilliant likeminded musicians (Paco Sery, Romain Ghezal, Alune Wade…) and famous friends (Manu Dibango, Nelson Palacio, Chelk Tidiane, Seck, Lokua Kanza…), Toure Kunda conjugates the word humanity in their own way. The two brothers grew up in Senegal in the Santhiaba district, between Soninkés, Diolas, Mandingues, Portuguese, Creoles, Peulhs and Wolofs. No need to say that the notion of “universal is local without the walls” is familiar to them, considering that any part of the world can only be a metaphor of the human diaspora. So let’s enjoy their energetic and tender music, a mix of m’balax, casamancian rhythms, funk, pop, rock, like an invitation to dance, to dream and to hope.
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20/07/19 – Festival Sirocco – ARGELES-SUR-MER (66)
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