Danto Aiyya playing guitar at an Exodus Beat Jam at Band on the Wall, Manchester

Danto Aiyya

Danto is a Bolton-based, Tuareg musician & singer. He plays electric and acoustic guitar in a style some call ‘Desert Blues’. I compose songs and sing in my people’s language – Tamasheq.

He performs solo or with his small band. He has played and sung at the Exodus Festival, Wigan One World Festival, Musicport Festival, Celebrating Sanctuary in London, Hull Refugee Week World Music Festival, Liverpool Arabic Arts Festival and Musicport Festival.