The Touré Kunda Discography :: Ismaïl Touré

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The Touré Kunda Discography

Ismaïl Touré

About The Artist | Studio & Live Albums | Guest Appearances

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About The Artist

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(Source: ismailtoure.com)

Ismaïl Touré is an emerging artist making afro-reggae music with songwriter Raphael Sankara. Ismaïl is the son of Amadou Touré, who was a key member of Touré Kunda in the early years until his untimely passing while performing on stage in January 1983. Ismaïl grew up in Mauritania and Senegal, and performed in rap groups in both countries. After arriving in Paris in 2000, he provided backing vocals for Touré Kunda on tour. He sings in several African languages, including Mandinka, Fulani, Creole, Wolof, and Soninké. In 2012, Ismaïl released his debut album Dounya.

Links:
Ismaïl Touré - Facebook (artist website)
Ismael & Sankara - MySpace (artist website)


Studio & Live Albums - Full Details



Ismaïl Touré: Dounya (6/2012)

Guest Appearances - Full Details



Touré Kunda: Le Joola, Liaison Ziguinchor-Dakar (10/1/2003)

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Ismaïl Touré: Dounya (6/2012)



CD / France

Description: First studio album.

Musicians: Ismaïl Touré (vocals), Raphaël Leignel (bass), Nicolas Barot (drums), Hugues Valot (rhythm guitar), Christophe Laxenaire (rhythm piano), Thomas Pailler (lead piano), Greg Merijon (lead guitar, acoustic guitar, synthesizer), Joseph Champagnon (lead guitar), Cool Diabang (percussion).

Tracks:
  • Adama
  • Family Touré
  • Gumbé
  • Gumm
  • Jubo
  • Kelo
  • Koubi Dié
  • No-Donnas
  • Siré Baji
  • Sante Yalla


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Cassette (Senegal)

Touré Kunda: Le Joola, Liaison Ziguinchor-Dakar (10/1/2003)



Africa:
Cassette / Gadiaga / Senegal

Description: Cassette-only benefit album released only in Senegal to support the project "Un Bateau Pour La Casamance". The project was launched by the Touré brothers, Youssou N'Dour, and others, to raise funds for replacement of Le Joola, a ferry boat in the Casamance area of Senegal that wrecked on September 26, 2002, and for the families of the victims. The tragedy took the lives of more than 1,800 people. Touré Kunda also performed several concert dates in support of the project.

From Kassoumay website (kassoumay.chez.tiscali.fr/carabane/joola6.html) (website moved, page no longer exists):
Dans "Joola", le premier des 6 titres, les Touré Kunda chante la solidarité et la nécessité de renforcer la liaison maritime entre Dakar et la région Sud de Casamance. Pour les titres "Joola Bi" et "Joola Bi Héhé" de nombreux invités ont prêté leur voix pour la bonne cause. [See "Additional musicians" below.] Les autres titres, destinés au prochain album des Touré Kunda, sont "Niantio" en hommage au koriste casamançais Lalo Kéba Dramé, et "Léopold Sedar Senghor" dédié au président poète. Des poèmes sur le naufrage du "Joola", écrits par le poète Babacar Sall, sont enregistrés sur cette cassette.

Musicians: Ismaila and Sixu Tidiane Touré (vocals, percussion), Moussa Diouf (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, arrangements), Cheikh Tidiane Seck (guitar, bass, keyboards), Richacha (drums), Moustapha N'Diaye (percussion).

Additional musicians (vocals): Abib Kaliman M'Baye, Baay Sooley, Baay Sène, Baaba Maal, Bassirou Faty, Carlo (PBS), Dandan Diedhiou, Didier Avadi, El Hadj Amidou Kassé, Fafadi, Keyti, Magou, Moïse Tribal Jam, Myriam (Alif), N'Diaya, Numukunda (PBS), Omar Pène, Oumy (Alif), Sixu Daby J, Tatouages, Xuman (Pee Froiss), Wauz Kali, Souleymane Faye, Ismaël Lo, Wally Bodian, Thione Seck, Coumba Gawlo Seck, Mamadou Konté (Africa Féte), Babacar Sall (Editions de l'Harmattan).

Ismaïl Touré (son of Amadou Touré) contributed background vocals to this album, although he was not included in the credits. (Many thanks to Ismaïl Touré, December 2014)

Tracks:
  • Joola
  • Joola Bi
  • Joola Bi HéHé
  • Nianthio ("Niantio", Le Joola version)
  • Léopold S Senghor (Le Joola version)
  • Yaaye


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