Native of the Republic of Guinea in western Africa, Alpha Thiam is a fascinating author, composer, singer and guitarist. Living in Montreal for only a short while, after travelling western Africa for over 40 years, he now presents us his first eponymous album. Winner of the Bronze Sili from the Festival International Nuits d’Afrique et Découverte MMM 2008, Alpha Thiam delivers magnificent original songs in peul, mandingue and sousou. He combines his electric guitar with the kora of Nathalie Cora, the bass of Cédric Dind-Lavoie and the percussion of Moïse Yawo Matey (calebash, djembé, cajón or Cuban drum box).
For a complete biography, including those of each member of the band, please download our press kit (PDF format).
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