Originally from West Africa, BC-based guitarist, singer and three-time Juno-winner, Alpha Yaya Diallo has earned a global reputation for the excellence of his musicianship and for successfully uniting the traditional and the contemporary. Growing up, Diallo was exposed to a variety of cultures, absorbing musical traditions and influences from the Malenke, Sousou, his own Foulani people and others. Now a musician of global renown, he’s considered one of the greats of African music – simultaneously innovative and grounded in his rich cultural roots.
Samedi / Saturday 2:00pm
Ateliers / Workshop Mackin House
Samedi / Saturday 5:45pm
Grand Chapiteau / Main Stage
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