Having already built himself a reputation as a great blues guitarist (working with the likes of Eric Bibb & Boo Boo Davies, Eric Burdon, Pee Wee Ellis and founder of the Nublues project), Ramon Goose was introduced to the world of African music and was inspired by what he found.
Keen to learn more and influenced by the work of good friend Justin Adams, he set about exploring the idea of combing the beauty of West African music with the soul of Blues. This led him to teaming up with fellow Oye ’15 star, Diabel Cissokho. The result was the release of Mansana Blues an album packed full of superb soul searching melodies and well received by the media.
Out of the blue Ramon was contacted by Modou Toure (son of Toure Kunda singer Ousmane Toure) and The West African Blues Project was born. Meeting with Modou Toure that set them both on a spellbound journey to majestically take the blues back to its birth place.
Heir to the 1980’s first world music superband Touré Kunda from Senegal, Modou Touré was born into music as a way of life an d artistic necessity. Although his famous father Ousmane Touré had a clear influence on his early works, their voices bearing striking resemblances, Modou has created a strong personal style, based on a refreshing and original take on traditional West African folk music.