Burnside Album Details
Diallo, Alpha Yaya, Immé
"Three-time Juno Award winner, Alpha Yaya Diallo is a guitarist, singer, songwriter and a true multi-cultural Canadian artist. He performs in French, English and his native Guinean languages of Foulani and Souso. Alpha was born in Guinea, West Africa, and was frequently on the move with his family, growing up in a number of regions. Alpha was discovered in 1990 by Peter Gabriel’s Real World Records when he was touring as the lead guitarist for the group Fatala. (around the time he made Canada his permanent home.) Alpha has contributed music to several major Hollywood movies, including Rendition and District 9. Immé is Alpha’s sixth solo recording, following on his 2005 release Djama, and two award-winning releases with the African Guitar Summit. The album was produced by Alpha with the assistance of violinist, Jesse Zubot, and marks a significant departure from previous releases. "