The Touré Kunda Discography :: Modou Touré

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The Touré Kunda Discography

Modou Touré

About The Artist | Studio & Live Albums | Guest Appearances

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About The Artist

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Melokaan:
African Jazz Blues (2007)

Modou Touré, also known as Mamadou Touré, is the son of Ousmane Touré, who was the lead vocalist with Touré Kunda from 1983 through about 1992. Modou has collaborated with several groups and has recorded with Melokaan.

From Modou Touré's MySpace profile (7/2009):
"Heir to the 1980's first world music superband Touré Kunda from Senegal, Modou Touré was born into music as a way of life and artistic necessity. Although his famous father Ousmane Touré had a clear influence on his early works, their voices bearing striking resemblances, Modou has created a strong personal style, based on a refreshing and original take on traditional West African folk music. A songwriter at heart, Modou (short for Mamadou) also composes and arranges his music, and plays guitar and percussions. His songs in Wolof, Mandinko, Soninke, Portuguese creole, French and English, reflect his experiences and talk about love, destiny, origins, identity. They draw from his experience, from a hectic childhood to footbal championships, and his observations are drawn from family life, relationships, and the streets of Dakar. Modou Touré founded the band Tilo (which means 'Sun') in Dakar, and collaborated with Melokaan and Elendo, and is also one of the lead singers for Lolou, when in London. With Melokaan, he performed at Africa Oye in Liverpool in June 2007, and drew attention from the critics and the crowd."

Lolou members (from Lolou's MySpace profile, 5/2008): Badou Ndiaye (drums), Birame Seck (lead vocal), Mamadou Toure (lead vocal), Elhadji Seye (bass), Jules Sow (lead guitar), Mamadou Sarr (djiembe, congas).

In 2009, Modou Touré has released a solo album Mandinko in Senegal and appeared at the Africa Oye festival in Liverpool with Daby Touré on June 20. (Many thanks to Ahmed Ndao, 7/2009.)

Links:
Modou Touré (artist website)
Modou Touré - Facebook (artist website)
Lolou - MySpace (artist website)


Studio & Live Albums - Full Details



Modou Touré: Touki (8/28/2020)
Modou Touré & Ramon Goose: The West African Blues Project (6/29/2015)
Melokaan: African Jazz Blues (6/2007)
Melokaan: Demo (2005)

Other Releases - Full Details



Various: The Rough Guide To African Blues 3rd Edition (4/28/2014)

Guest Appearances - Full Details



Various: Unisida Senegal (4/25/2005)

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Studio & Live Albums
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Modou Touré: Touki (8/28/2020)



CD / Arc Music / EUCD2912 / UK

Description: First solo album. Produced by James Ribbans, Papis Dongue, and Modou Touré. All songs written by Modou Touré.

Musicians: Modou Touré (vocals, acoustic guitar), Papis Dongue (drums, percussion, bass, guitar), Jeremy Tordjman (electric guitar), James Ribbans (acoustic guitar), Nikolaj Torp Larsen (Hammond organ, keyboards), Dave Priseman (trumpet), Dave Keech (trombone), Dave Lewis (saxophone).

Tracks:
  • Touki
  • Wakh Di Tane
  • Mélokane
  • Natou
  • Dembeu Wone
  • Ayo Lé Lé
  • Xibar
  • Lou Xew
  • Yeurmande
  • Moon
  • Noone


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CD (Promo)

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CD (Arc Music EUCD 2591)

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CD (Arc Music EUCD2873)

Modou Touré & Ramon Goose: The West African Blues Project (6/29/2015)



CD / Arc Music / EUCD 2591 1 / UK (Promo, card sleeve)
CD / Arc Music / EUCD 2591 / UK
CD / Arc Music / EUCD2873 / UK (Reissue with bonus track) (9/27/2019)

Description: Collaboration with guitarist Ramon Goose. Produced by Ramon Goose. All songs written by Modou Touré and Ramon Goose except "Kayre" by Modou Touré, Abdoulaye Samb, and Ramon Goose.

Musicians: Modou Touré (vocals, talking drums, percussion), Ramon Goose (guitars), Malcolm Miles (saxophone), Akos Hasznos (electric bass, double bass), Eric Ford (drums), Abdoulaye Samb (guitars, backing vocals), Joe Goose (electric bass), Diabel Cissokho (kora), Ed Van Der Mark (electric bass), Tim Hillsdon (drums), Papa Omar (percussion).

Tracks:
  • Believe
  • Lolambe
  • Dune Blues
  • The Lighthouse Keeper
  • Kayre
  • We Walk In The Sahara
  • Satan
  • Journey To Casamance
  • Waar
  • Casamance River Blues
  • Western Comfort
  • Sahara (EUCD2873 release only)
Links:
The West African Blues Project - Facebook (artist website)


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CD (Demo)

Melokaan: African Jazz Blues (6/2007)



CD / UK (Demo)

Description: Demo pressing for the Africa Oyé Music Festival in June 2007 in Liverpool, UK. Melokaan and guitarist Ahmed Ndao both performed each day from June 12 through June 15 in various locations. The demo tracks are remixed and re-recorded versions of earlier tracks. (Many thanks to Ahmed Ndao, 8/2007.)

Musicians: Mamadou Touré (lead vocals, percussion), Coumba Ndoffène Diouf (lead & rhythmn guitar, backing vocals), Ahmed Ndao (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), Ass Dieng (percussion), Papis Ndiaye (recording, mixing, keyboards).

Tracks:
  • Sénégal-Turquie
  • Siñala Bay
  • Le Chemin
  • Suba
  • Goor
  • Alkana Sonko (pour la paix)
  • Dorog (mefaits de la drogue)
  • Sénégal/Turquie 2002 (passion du football)
Links:
Ahmed Ndao (French)


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Melokaan: Demo (2005)



Description: Demo collection of 13 superb tracks self-produced by the group. (Many thanks to Ahmed Ndao, 9/2005.)
From the group's Web site in 2005, in English translation:
"Melokaan, a group of 3 musicians of based in Dakar, Senegal, plays and sings (often in wolof) the colors of the African life: its joys, its sorrows, its injustices, its traditions. The musicians are Modou Touré as lead vocalist and excellent Djembé player (worthy heir to the talent of his father Ousmane, of Touré Kunda), Ndoffène Diouf, seasoned guitarist and outstanding composer, and Ahmed Ndao, guitarist and author above all."

Musicians: Ahmed Ndao (guitar), Modou Touré (vocals, djembe), Ndoffène Diouf (guitar).

Tracks:
  • Sénégal-Turquie (the football mania) (2 versions)
  • Siñala Bay (song for the circumcised young boy) (2 versions)
  • Le Chemin
  • Suba (electoral promises) (2 versions)
  • Baay
  • Goor
  • Rock Sène (God has to be known) (2 versions)
  • Alkana Sonko (peace in Senegal and Africa)
  • Dorog (dare say no to drug)
Links:
Ahmed Ndao (French)


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Other Releases
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Various: The Rough Guide To African Blues (4/28/2014)



CD(2) / Rough Guides / RGNET1316CD / UK

Description: Compilation, includes "Lalumbe" by West African Blues Project, which consists of Modou Touré and Ramon Goose.


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Guest Appearances
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Various: Unisida Senegal (4/25/2005)



CD / Nocturne / NTCD369 / France

Description: Benefit compilation of performances by Senegalese artists to support the Unisida organization. Includes "Leçon De Fidelité" performed by Modou Touré, Jean-Luc Lahaye & Les Enfants De Grand Yoff Et Cent Famille. Written by Perle Danquin and Bertrand Jeanne, composed by Modou Touré, and produced by Bakhao. Guitar performed by Franck Amseli.

From the label Web site (English translation courtesy of www.recrec.ch):
"Presented by Unisida and L'Abbe Pierre, this is a musical project aimed ultimately at the construction of a centre for children suffering from or effected by HIV. Each centre can house around 100 children and they are equipped with specialised health centres, primary and nursery schools, an orchard, play areas and internet rooms for the active sponsorship of the children via the internet. The first of these centres was built at Keur Massar in Senegal across 3 hectares donated to Unisida by the archbishop of Dakar."



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