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About Samba Touré

Born on 15 June 1968, Samba grew up in Dabi, a small village in the Tombouctou
region of Mali. Samba’s father passed away just before his birth, leaving his mother
to raise him alongside his brother, Ibrahima ‘Bouri’ Séré. Although they could
not afford formal education, he was surrounded by music from an early age
and his mother was one of the first women to sing with the young Ali
Farka Touré at the Biennale Festival in Mali.
When he was old enough, Samba left for the Malian capital, Bamako,
in the hopes of finding a job.
During that time, he fell in love with the music of Ali Farka Touré, a true
original who was transposing the traditional music of his native north Mali
and single-handedly bringing the style known as desert blues to an international
audience. Samba was entranced by this master
from Niafunké (near Tombouctou) and began to play the guitar in the same style,
adapting his playing from traditional string instruments on to an electric guitar.
After playing and singing in several bands, Ali Farka Touré offered him the
unique opportunity to tour with him as part of his band at the end of the 90's.
Delighted, Samba accepted and, while touring across Europe and the USA,
his mentor opened his eyes to a variety of new influences.
Farka Touré inspired him to create his own blues style and, on his return to Mali,
formed Fondo. Samba then recorded two albums released only on malian market
(Fondo in 2003 and Aïto in 2007)
In 2009, Samba released his first international album "Songhaï Blues" on Riverboat Records.

Samba Touré creates a harmonious blend of River Niger blues,
traditional Songhai themes and Western influences. Like most Malian songs,
Samba’s lyrics convey moral messages as well as introducing us to different
elements of Malian culture, such as the importance of family.

In 2010, Samba was invited to represent Ali Farka Touré's touch on Toumani
Diabaté's "Ali Farka Touré Variations Tour" where he played all guitar and sung
his mentor successes. That same year, he recorded a new album "Crocodile
Blues" released in 2011.
In december 2011 in Bamako, Samba received the prestigious TAMANI AWARD for the best international album of the year.
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Genres:
Songhaï Music
Band Members:
Mamadou Sidibé - Basse., Djimé Sissoko - Ngoni, Tama., Souleymane Kane - Calebasse., Samba Touré - Chant guitare..

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About Samba Touré

Born on 15 June 1968, Samba grew up in Dabi, a small village in the Tombouctou
region of Mali. Samba’s father passed away just before his birth, leaving his mother
to raise him alongside his brother, Ibrahima ‘Bouri’ Séré. Although they could
not afford formal education, he was surrounded by music from an early age
and his mother was one of the first women to sing with the young Ali
Farka Touré at the Biennale Festival in Mali.
When he was old enough, Samba left for the Malian capital, Bamako,
in the hopes of finding a job.
During that time, he fell in love with the music of Ali Farka Touré, a true
original who was transposing the traditional music of his native north Mali
and single-handedly bringing the style known as desert blues to an international
audience. Samba was entranced by this master
from Niafunké (near Tombouctou) and began to play the guitar in the same style,
adapting his playing from traditional string instruments on to an electric guitar.
After playing and singing in several bands, Ali Farka Touré offered him the
unique opportunity to tour with him as part of his band at the end of the 90's.
Delighted, Samba accepted and, while touring across Europe and the USA,
his mentor opened his eyes to a variety of new influences.
Farka Touré inspired him to create his own blues style and, on his return to Mali,
formed Fondo. Samba then recorded two albums released only on malian market
(Fondo in 2003 and Aïto in 2007)
In 2009, Samba released his first international album "Songhaï Blues" on Riverboat Records.

Samba Touré creates a harmonious blend of River Niger blues,
traditional Songhai themes and Western influences. Like most Malian songs,
Samba’s lyrics convey moral messages as well as introducing us to different
elements of Malian culture, such as the importance of family.

In 2010, Samba was invited to represent Ali Farka Touré's touch on Toumani
Diabaté's "Ali Farka Touré Variations Tour" where he played all guitar and sung
his mentor successes. That same year, he recorded a new album "Crocodile
Blues" released in 2011.
In december 2011 in Bamako, Samba received the prestigious TAMANI AWARD for the best international album of the year.
Show More
Genres:
Songhaï Music
Band Members:
Mamadou Sidibé - Basse., Djimé Sissoko - Ngoni, Tama., Souleymane Kane - Calebasse., Samba Touré - Chant guitare..

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