Categories Old African Music Toure Kunda – Labrador Post author By Didier J. MARY Post date 01/01/2015 3 Comments on Toure Kunda – Labrador Tags 80smusic, Sénégal ← Rochereau & L’African Fiesta National – Bonane na Noel → Alsarah & The Nubatones – Habibi Taal (Come here my love) 3 replies on “Toure Kunda – Labrador” What is this song about? Is it in Pidgin Portuguese? I think I hear the words Marabout, Pescado, Caminho. I think you’re probably right. Clearly, this doesn’t sound like Wolof… The Touré Brothers, as many other African artists, met and used latino & cubano rhythms… There’s a remastered version of the original song, where voices are clearer on Bandcamp. “Released in 1979, self-financed by loans from friends and allies, Mandinka Dong – The Mandinke Dance – is the genesis of Touré Kunda, the cornerstone of the band’s unique sound, at the crossroads of Disco, Funk, Pop, Reggae, Portuguese, Guinean, Cuban, Zairean, Mandinke and Soninke music.” It says it all… 😉 DJM The 2019 liner notes (via Bandcamp)about Labrador: Song in Portuguese-based Creole, about farmers and fishermens (pecador/pescadores) Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.