Descendant of an illustrious lineage of Malian griots, Djely Tapa will be our guest on the stage of the Canadian Cultural Centre on June 2 at 8pm, for a concert between Sahelian music, blues and electro sounds!
Daughter of the mythical griot and dancer Djely Bouya Diarra and singer Kandia Kouyaté, Djely Tapa is spreading the vocal art of the griots on the international scene: these emblematic figures of Malian society, guardians of oral knowledge and memory.
After she moved to Canada 15 years ago, the artist multiplied collaborations with Robert Lépine, Zal Cissoko, AfrotroniX, Aboulaye Joné, Oumou Sangaré, Sylvie Desgroseillers… before launching her first album, Barokan, in January 2019. Reflecting her multiple musical influences, this album which sounds like a tribute to women and African identity, won the Juno Award for Best World Music Album in 2020.
With her flights of lyricism, her high-pitched voice and her incandescent flow, Djely Tapa dives us into her Afrofuturist music where Mandingo heritage and electronic nuances blend.
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Centre culturel canadien
130 rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, Paris
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