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Sat. Aug 12 | Rosemuir Farm
Alpha Yaya Diallo



Chicago Reader

“...beautiful music exceptionally rendered.”


Multiple award-winning, internationally renowned guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the hottest acts on the world music scene. Now based in Canada, he’s earned a matchless reputation for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his live shows. Diallo is a 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. By successfully uniting the traditional and the contemporary in African music, Diallo has carved out a niche beside such luminaries as Salif Keita. Over time he’s earned more Canadian awards than he can count. In recent years, Diallo has criss-crossed North America many times, garnering praise at major concert venues and at an ever-increasing number of world music, folk, and other festivals. He’s shared the stage with the likes of David Lindley and reggae stars Jimmy Cliff, Third World, and Burning Spear. Diallo was a member of the hugely successful African Guitar Summit concert held in Toronto, and the resulting CD gained another JUNO. A documentary about Diallo and his music, The Best of Both Worlds, was broadcast by CBC. He’s also written and performed music for several major films.

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Dirty Linen

“Stylish and danceable. Diallo should be a hit with fans of BABA MAAL and YOUSSOU N’DOUR.”


Phoenix Bee


Phoenix Bee is a singer-songwriter who supports area songwriters on her “Songwriter Circle” show on CHFR 96.5FM. Starting her third life, creating her first solo album at The Barn Studio, Phoenix is rediscovering the joy of music, which is love, and loving life.


  • Alpha Yaya Diallo | Live on the Lawn at CHFR 96.5 FM
    Aug 12, 11:00 a.m.
    Hornby Island Radio CHFR 96.5 FM, 3875 B Central Rd, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0, Canada
    Come on down to Hornby Island's own community radio station CHFR (located at Joe King Park) to see a 20-minute performance and interview by each artist/group playing at Rosemuir Farm that night.
  • Alpha Yaya Diallo | Art In Unusual Places
    Aug 12, 2:00 p.m.
    School Platform, 2100 Sollans Road, Hornby Island, BC V0R 1Z0, Canada
    The festival offers FREE, mini shows at beautiful locations throughout Hornby Island. These  20-minute spot performances will give you a taste of the performance happening the same evening! Tickets for the evening shows at Rosemuir Farm will be available for purchase.
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