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Touré Kunda

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An infectious mixture of African, Latin, Brazilian, reggae, and pop rhythms have produced Toure Kunda perhaps one of the most effective bands to emerge from Senegal. Their record Paris Ziguinchor marketed greater than a one fourth of the million copies while their visitor harmonies helped to carefully turn Africa Bamba into perhaps one of the most interesting music on Santana’s nine Grammy award-winning 1999 record, Supernatural. Initially located in the Casamance area of southwest Senegal, Toure Kunda was produced by brothers Amadou, Ismael, and Sixu Toure to execute at the original Senegalese coming old wedding ceremony, Djamba Dong. They added the name “Kunda” in the Sorinka phrase for “family members.” Although they performed indigenous African equipment — including kora, balafon, and sabar — initially, Toure Kunda more and more adopted western equipment including guitars, electrical bass, and synthesizer. Relocating to Paris in 1979, Toure Kunda continuing to stir viewers using a mbalax and reggae-influenced dance music they dubbed “djambaadong.” The group performed for Nelson Mandela during his initial visit to France in 1982. Toure Kunda’s functionality for Mandela proclaimed among the primary group’s final displays. A year afterwards, oldest sibling and bandleader Amadou Toure was struck using a fatal coronary attack. After executing a memorial concert and documenting a tribute record, Amadou Tito, the rest of the members decided to continue working collectively. Younger sibling Ousmane was added.

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Full Name Touré Kunda
Music Songs Fatou Yo, É'mma, Salya, Fondinke, Casa Di Mansa, Africa Lelly, Sol Mal, Rapada, Amadou Tilo, Karadindi, Wadini, Santhiaba Silo, Bounane, Nidiaye, Akila, Mame Malick Sy, Casamance, Mamadiyo, Salaly Muhamed, Sama Dio, Sidi Yella, Ne Nam, Terra Saabi, Samala, On verra ça, Ké Diaré, Toubab Bi, Okunaya, Nobel, Nagaana, Ne Nam 1, Ninki Nanka
Albums Live: Paris-Ziguinchor, É'mma Africa, Mouslai, Casamance au clair de lune, Sili Béto, Toubab Bi, Terra Saabi, Mandinka Dong, Live Paris-Zinguinchor, Amadou Tilo, Sounke : En concert, Wadini, Natalia, Légende, Touré Kunda, Karadindi, Salam, Best of Touré Kunda, Les Freres Griots, Giants of Afro-Pop, The Best of Touré Kunda, Putumayo Presents: The Touré Kunda Collection, 1981-1982, Dance of the Leaves: The Celluloid Recordings (1983-1987), 1983-1984, Okunaya


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Composer

Composer

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Lumière noire 1994

Music Department

Music Department

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Peut-être la mer 1984 Short music

Self

Self

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Vivement dimanche 2000 TV Series Themselves
Taratata 1996 TV Series Themselves

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