Alpha Yaya Diallo

Diallo to rock up The Waverley

Three-time Juno Award winner Alpha Yaya Diallo comes to the Waverley Hotel Thursday, June 22.

The multi-talented Diallo hails from Guinea in West Africa, and is now based in Vancouver. He is a guitarist and singer who is also a skilled and experienced performer on a variety of percussion instruments, and on the balafon (traditional wooden xylophone).

While living in Europe, Diallo had been a member of the band Fatala, a group of West African musicians recording for Peter Gabriel’s Real World label. After the band’s North American tour in 1991, he settled on the West Coast.

Tickets are $20 in advance — available at Bop City Records, The Wave or — or $25 at the door.

Door open at 9 p.m. The show is slated to start at 9:30 p.m.