Acclaimed Malian musician Sidi Tour returns with his fourth
album, Toubalbero. Named after the large traditional drum used to gather
people in the Malian region of Gao, Toubalbero is a danceable, dynamic,
and despite the region's significant political challenges, joyous album.
For his first electro-acoustic album, Sidi Tour (vocals, guitar, and calabash)
is joined by bassist Baba Traor , drummer Mamadou "Mandou" Kone (who
also plays with Vieux Farka Tour ), electric guitarist Djadj Traor ,
N'Goni player (traditional Malian guitar) Ousmane "Papou" Dagnon, and
vocalist Babou Diallo. This is a reflection of his performance style of the
last three years throughout Mali. The music is a celebration driven by the
energy and groove of the rhythms. Toubalbero is exhilarating trance music
overflowing with joy and carried by the beauty of Sidi's voice.