A beautiful stage presence, a powerful voice and catchy melodies: Modou Toure has got it all.
Modou is the son of Ousmane Toure, who was the lead vocalist with Toure Kunda from 1983 until 1992. Although his famous father Ousmane Toure 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 percussion. His songs in Wolof, Soninke, 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 Toure founded the band Tilo (which means 'Sun') in Dakar, and collaborated with Melokaan and Elendo in Senegal. He has performed at Africa Oye Festival in Liverpool in June 2007 and June 2010 and has played many gigs in London, amongst them LIVE at MOMO in 2010 and March 2011.
Based in London, he is available to tour with his 4 piece band and is now recording brand new projects. Watch this space