Vancouver fans of 2 time Juno Award winner, Alpha Yaya Diallo will hear something similar in Bembeya Jazz. For starters, the music all comes from the same place, the West African country of Guinea and the guitar work is extraordinary. Bembeya Jazz became a national Guinean band in 1965 and "Bembeya" ends a 15 year silence. Their signature four guitar section is crowned by the fancy fingerwork of Sekou "Diamond Fingers" Diabate, who is equally adept at the itchy Highlife style and, surprisingly, Hawaiian slide.
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