Thanks to our Education & Outreach programs, on Saturday afternoon, October 25th, we welcomed ten local musicians and guitar students to a Master Class with virtuoso guitarist, Alpha Yaya Diallo. Born in Guinea, Mr. Diallo is self-taught. He has lived in Vancouver for more than twenty years.
During the 90-minute session, workshop participants explored traditional African chord progression using techniques from the northern and southern regions of the continent. The songs contained challenging fingering patterns and meditative, repetitive melodies.
Workshop participants looking to watch and practice the techniques at home, can watch video of some of Alpha’s demonstrations from the session.
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