Alpha Yaya Diallo

Though he’s been out of Africa, and based in B.C., for years now, the Guinea-born singer and guitarist continues to find new ways to synthesize the many West African styles he was reared on. His new disc, Immé, is a fantastically varied stew of rhythms, languages, and instrumentation, all of it tinged with a certain melancholy that only seems to come from someone far from home. Diallo’s solo set at KEXP earlier this year was solid, but he’s better with a band, and word is he’ll have at least a trio with him. MARK D. FEFER

Mon., July 26, 7:30 p.m., 2010

 
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