EDITOR’S PICK: Meet Malian Singer Sidi Toure
Watch video of the African singer-songwriter performing a spare acoustic song.
Sidi Touré is a singer-songwriter from Mali who has garnered global acclaim for thought provoking songs that honor African sonic traditions in a manner that’s appealing to listeners from any continent. His just-released album Sahel Folk, a SPIN pick, features spontaneously recorded duets with other Malian musicians. Watch video of him performing below.
In the clip, Sidi pairs with Douma Maïga, who plays a three-stringed guitar called a kurbu; the song is performed in the style of takamba, a Malian genre, and it’s a traditional song, part of Songhai folklore.
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WATCH: Sidi Touré & Douma Maïga