Touré Kunda

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They were born to Soninké parents in the Casamance region of Senegal. The name Touré Kunda translates literally from the Soninké language as "elephant family". Their parents were Daby Touré (1875-1956), and his wives Mafili (Sixu Tidiane), Masse (Amadou Seckou and Ismaïla), and Dionfolo (Ousmane).

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Touré Kunda is a Senegalese band noted for their musical versatility and political activism. Their 30-year career encompasses recordings in over six languages and collaborations with well-known musicians such as Carlos Santana and Talking Heads. They have had considerable success in Africa and Europe and are active in social causes such as Children's rights and advocates for the homeless.

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Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Mandinka Dong 1
1980 É'mma Africa 4
1981 Touré Kunda 1
1982 Amadou Tilo 1
1984 Casamance au clair de lune 4
1985 Natalia 3
1986 Toubab Bi 3
1986 Wadini 1
1990 Salam 1
1992 Sili Béto 2
1996 Mouslaï 1
1997 Mouslai 1
1999 Légende 1
2000 Terra Saabi 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1986 1981-1982 Compilation 1
1986 1983-1984 Compilation 1
1987 Best of Touré Kunda Compilation 2
1994 Dance of the Leaves: The Celluloid Recordings (1983-1987) Compilation 2
1996 Putumayo Presents: The Touré Kunda Collection Compilation 1
1998 The Best of Touré Kunda Compilation 1

Album + Live

Year Title Rating Releases
1984 Live: Paris-Ziguinchor Live 3
1985 Live: Paris-Ziguinchor Live 1
1991 Sounke : En concert Live 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1991 Dom 1

Other + Audiobook

Year Title Rating Releases
2003 Timbélélé et la reine Lune Audiobook 1


Year Title Rating Releases
1985 Live: Paris-Ziguinchor Live 1

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