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Acclaimed Malian musician Sidi Touré returns with his fourth album, ‘Toubalbero’. Named after the large traditional drum used to gather people in the Malian region of Gao, ‘Toubalbero’ is a danceable, dynamic and, despite the region’s significant political challenges, joyous album.
"‘Toubalbero’ is the first album by the acclaimed Songhaï legend to be recorded with electric guitar and bass - the groove is irresistible. ‘Toubalbero’ was recorded in Mali’s legendary Studio Bogolan where Ali Farka Touré, Toumani Diabate and Björk have recorded. The album was then mixed live by Jason Meagher at Black Dirt Studio (Steve Gunn, Black Twig Pickers, Jack Rose).
Since his debut album Touré has toured extensively in both Europe and North America at prestigious venues and leading world music festivals, including New York’s Lincoln Center, London’s Barbican, Chicago’s Millennium Park, the Vancouver Folk Festival and New York’s SummerStage festival. Touré will tour the US this Spring with appearances at the Brooklyn Bowl’s Festival of Mali, New Orleans Jazz Festival, and The Kennedy Center to name a few."