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Alpha Yaya Diallo
with special guest:
Rafe Pearlman and Friends

Saturday, July 30th – 6pm
On the Village Green
203 N Beach Rd, Eastsound, WA 98245
Tickets are complimentary thanks to our wonderful Summer Series Sponsors!


 

Alpha Yaya Diallo

Guitarist and singer Alpha Yaya Diallo, from Guinea in West Africa, is one of the most popular Canadian World Music artists. Now based in Vancouver, he’s earned a matchless reputation for the excellence of his musicianship and the excitement of his “live” shows—whether performing solo or with his band.

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 guitarists. In addition, he’s a skilled and experienced performer on a variety of percussion instruments and on the balafon (traditional marimba). Alpha also writes all of his compositions and sings with a supple, high, and beautifully modulated voice.

Alpha Yaya Diallo appears courtesy of Doe Bay Resort and Tour West

Rafe Pearlman and Friends

This special performance for The Green will bring together Rafe Pearlman, Daniel Berkman, and Diano Garcia for a set of beautiful and unique songs and sounds, inspired by a lifetime of travel.

Rafe Pearlman started his singing career with the wolves, ravens and sled dogs of the Alaskan wilderness. The wild nature of his exploratory singing has led to performances spanning the globe, from India, Hong Kong, Israel and Germany, to Italy, France, Spain, Australia, Thailand, Mexico and all across the United States.

“Rafe Pearlman makes meaning as well as music and enfolds an array of traditions in his work which can only be described as timeless and unique. He has a voice that is as full and open as the sky. A heart that is vast and defenseless and a talent that is beyond beautiful.” – John McLean, Nashville.

Diano Garcia Is a Lopez Island based master percussionist, composer, singer songwriter with extensive training in west African and Afro Caribbean traditions which he applies to contemporary styles. His life as a musician is composed of over 30 years of international experience.

Daniel Berkman is a San Francisco based composer, multi-instrumentalist, accompanist, singer-songwriter, electronic musician, looper, producer, film and dance score composer and innovator of electro-acoustic music, specializing in the kora, viola da gamba among so many others.