Mauritanian Crossroads

Daby Touré

Diam (Realworld, 2004)

Mauritania is a crossroads of cultures. It connects the Arabic traditions of
North Africa (Magreb) with the sounds of the Sahara and sub-Saharan West Africa.
That is why the captivating warm African sounds of
resemble the better known music of Senegal, Mauritania’s southern
After disbanding the popular band Toure Toure, Daby worked on a solo album for
many years. Diam is the inspired result of his collaboration with electronic
musician and digital wizard Cyrille Dufay.



Author: Angel Romero

Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites and Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.