Taali M is a Paris-based songwriter and singer of Congolese, Chadian and Egyptian heritage who creates an exciting melange of music that incorporates 80’s Pop Rock, Ska, Ragga and traditional African chants and rhythm. As ‘A daughter of Africa – A sister of the World‘ she was raised between the Congo-Brazzaville, Burkina Faso and France. Based on the different musical influences she was exposed to in these places (Burkinabe singer Black So Man, Fela Kuti, Vera Hall, Nina Simone, etc) Taali M was able to invent her own musical style.
Make sure you visit her website: Simply the most amazing artist website I have ever seen. The designer of the page, Pierre Christophe describes it like this: “We are here tele-transported through time, to the court of an ancient African Kingdom. We could either be in the kingdom of Congo, Dahomey or Mali, somewhere in the 13th or 14th century.“
Listen below to her first two singles ‘Dream‘ and ‘Mirage‘ which provide us with a very fresh and eclectic Afro-Pop sound. You can additionally watch a video with an acoustic version of ‘Mirage‘ below. Follow this link to download the single ‘Dream‘ for free.
“I’ll cherish this lively new place
Embrace new happiness
This land is a precious gift
I now see everything”
– Taali M in ‘Dream‘
Taali M *-* ‘Dream‘ (FREE DOWNLOAD)
Taali M *-* ‘Mirage‘
Taali M *-* ‘Mirage‘ (Acoustic version)