Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Show Preview - Sidi Toure - 9/10/11 - Thunderbird Cafe - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview
Sidi Touré with Douma Maïga from Thrill Jockey Records on Vimeo.
While more of a traditional musician, Toure often listened to JJ Cale and Kenny Rogers. From his bio:
Sidi’s sound both captures and challenges his roots. The music moves from the translucent swaying takamba to the trance inducing Holley, while the lyrics often address many non-traditional issues. Sidi has a critical mind and his songs have a purpose. For example, in “Adema,” Sidi and his collaborator sing about how to electrify and modernize their country. “The songs must come from within,” says Touré. “If I sing about things and there is no change, then it will have been a waste.” He strives to be more than a singer, but in fact a creative artist that affects change.
Currently signed to Thrill Jockey Records, Toure is touring behind his album released this past January, Sahel Folk. The show is scheduled for this Saturday at 9p with tickets $12 and $15 day of the show.