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Event Archive - Juno Award Winner: Alpha Yaya Diallo, Naby Camara, Alseny Diallo

Fri. October 5th 2018 Upstairs Lounge - Oak Bay Recreation Centre (All Ages)
7:30 pm doors at 6 pm
$20 advance | $25 at the door
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. 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.

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 axemen. 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.

Alpha will be joined on stage by Naby Camara on ballaphon and Alseny Diallo on percussion. This is guaranteed to be an incredible evening of world music you don't want to miss!

Advance tickets $20 at Ivy's Bookshop and Oak Bay Recreation Centre Reception. Online tickets at http://www.beaconridgeproductions.com $25 at the door

The Upstairs Lounge is a licensed restaurant and bar, doors open at 6 pm for dinner service, the concert starts at 7:30 pm

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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