Fathi Tabouche, also known as Toto is a drummer and percussionist from North Africa. Before moving to New York City in 2010, Fathi played major festivals in North Africa, Europe and the Middle East. Trained in both classical and contemporary music, Fathi has collaborated on projects ranging from hip hop, rock, jazz and traditional music from Africa
The mighty-sounding Dahka Band is based in New York but its members are from
Nigeria, Algeria, and Turkey – which means any given song can feature lyrics in
Yoruba, Arabic, Turkish, or English. Whatever the language, the undeniably catchy
and taut musicianship speaks for itself, as on the song “Hal Denya” – a spiritual call-
out and a bouncy dance number wrapped into one.