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Tou Kone Daouda

b. 1955, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Perhaps one of the most well-known soukous artists from the past due 70s and early 80s, honey-voiced Daouda’s biggest strikes had been ‘Mon Coeur Stability’ in 1978 and ‘Le Sentimental’ in 1983. Blessed to Burkinabe parents, Daouda initial took employment being a tv specialist, but was overheard practising his electric guitar playing and performing in the studio room. His first one, ‘Les Gbakas d’Abidjan’, premiered in 1976, and announced his sugary voice and solid lyrics. Music became his full-time profession following the discharge of his second one, ‘Le Villageons’, the next year. The to begin several albums found its way to 1978. A modified version of the debut brought him worldwide acclaim when re-released as Le Sentimental with the expert African music electric outlet, Stern’s, in 1983. Guests included Souzy Kasseya, Alhadji Toure, Jimmy Hyacinthe and many more. Shifting to Paris in the past due 80s, he became component of that town’s African-Antillean zouk community but, while documenting with a number of zouk bands, dropped his Ivoirean personality and superstar profile.

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