M.I.T.C. Alpha Yaya Diallo
Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes
280 East Cordova Street
Vancouver BC V6A 1L3
Sunday, September 5, 3 pm Alpha Yaya Diallo Guinean born singer-guitarist who’s earned a matchless reputation for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows.
Alpha Yaya Diallo: guitar, vocals Naby Camara: balafon
Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the world music scene. His dexterous acoustic and electric guitar-playing, with its fluid melodic lines and compelling grooves, places him in the front ranks of African axemen. By successfully uniting the traditional and the contemporary in African music, Diallo has carved out a niche beside such luminaries as Salif Keita, Baaba Maal, Youssou N’Dour, and Mory Kante. He has recorded eight highly-acclaimed albums, many of them nominated for or winning JUNO awards. With Doy doy, his latest release, Diallo takes his art to new heights. Always seeking new territories to explore while at the same time respecting his roots, Alpha Yaya Diallo is one of the most inspired and inspirational world music artists performing anywhere. http://alphayayadiallo.com
Patrons are limited 10 tickets per show. No resale. Masks are now mandatory inside. The lobby will open 30 minutes prior to showtime.