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Event Archive - Alpha Yaya Diallo

Sat. April 15th 2017 Phillip T. Young Recital Hall (Uvic) (All Ages)
7:30PM doors at 7:00PM
Adults $20.00 Students & Seniors $15.00
Tickets at: Lyles Place
JUNO Award winning guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Over the past decade, he’s earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows.
Diallo is a uniquely multi-talented artist. His dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African musicians. In addition, he is a skilled and experienced performer on a variety of percussion instruments, and on the balafon (traditional wooden xylphone). To complete the abundance of riches Diallo writes his own compositions, and sings with a supple and beautifully modulated voice.
By successfully uniting the traditional and the contemporary, Diallo has carved a niche for himself beside such West African luminaries as Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Youssou N’Dour, and Ismael Lo.
with Juno Award-winner Naby Camara and the Victoria Percussion Orchestra (opening guests).
Advance tickets $20/$15 at Lyle’s Place (770 Yates St.) and online at http://www.drumvictoria.com |$25 at the door

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Alpha Yaya Diallo

Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the current world music scene. Now based in Vancouver, Canada, he's earned a matchless reputation internationally for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows - whether performing solo or with his band Bafing. Diallo is a... more info