— english version
Djatou Touré, singer from the Ivory Coast, has a deep, sonorous, soulful voice. Her repertoire ranges from the traditional songs of West Africa to Blues, Gospel, Pop and her own compositions, which gently tell the universal stories of love, passion and suffering.
In her shows she renders original self composed pop songs, African Highlife and raggae as well as cover versions of popular Miriam Makeba tunes and other international songs.
She studied music in Ecole Nationale des Arts in the Ivory Coast.
Notable accomplishments include: winning international song contests in the Ivory Coast and at the Berlin Karneval der Kulturen. Djatou has performed with internationally recognized musicians and bands, both in concert and in studio productions. For the film production of Falling Rocks, she sang the title song.
Djatou actively works for human rights with a special commitment to lending a voice to the suffering of women caused by genital mutilation. Here she supports the work of the Red Cross with the song, “Heartbeat of Africa”. She was also featured in the documentary movie, “Schnitt ins Leben” on ARTE, as well as performing at the Human Rights Festival in Vienna.
— deutsche Version
Djatou Touré ist beschenkt mit einer wunderschönen, klaren, weiten und souligen Stimme. Ihr Repertoire reicht von dem traditionellem Gesang Westafrikas über Blues, Jazzimprovisation, bis zu eigenen Songs in Französisch, Englisch und ihrer Muttersprache Bambara.