TD Sunfest '17 is July 6-9, 2017 in London, Ontario's beautiful Victoria Park

Sunfest

Daby Touré

Whether appearing solo, or with a full band, Daby Touré never fails to astound audiences with his ethereal voice, masterful guitar work and catchy original songs. His music is a puzzle whose pieces, once assembled, form a comprehensive map of the world.  It builds bridges between cultures, giving life to a poetic language and a universal sound.  Since 2012, Daby has been invited to sing at each of the four corners of the globe, namely; the Grand Prix Formula 1 in Singapore alongside Bob Geldof and Rihanna, the launch of the America’s Cup in Italy with Enzo Avitabile, and as a supporting act for Peter Gabriel’s 2012-2013 Back To Front world tour.

Daby spent his childhood in the West African country of Mauritania. As a boy, he was an avid radio listener and was influenced by The Police, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson. After moving to Paris as a teenager, his passion for music gradually drew him away from his business studies and he became immersed in the Parisian music scene.  A 2003 meeting with electo musician and producer Cyrille proved pivotal, leading to the release of his first solo album, Diam, and then to Peter Gabriel taking him under his wing. While Touré’s music evokes both modern and traditional ways of life, it has been increasingly influenced by the sounds coming out of today's Senegal, Mali, Paris and New York.  Daby explains: "I was born in Africa.  And all the traditional music I picked up when I was young is still in me and that doesn't change. But in my music I am still searching, and mixing, and trying things and that's what I am doing now. I have travelled far from the 'traditional' or 'folkloric' music of my country."