“I confess, I’m addicted to Alpha Yaya Diallo.”
Cyndi Mellon, Georgia Straight
“Alpha’s music comes together with an irrepressible
 enthusiasm that makes you want to move in response, 
thanks to Diallo’s multinational band and cross-cultural
 musical influences.”
Edmonton Journal
“Diallo is an excellent guitarist and singer and a definite
man to watch I you have not heard his music, it will be a
revelation. I can’t wait for a new Diallo record to come 
from his base in Vancouver.”
The Beat
“Diallo writes and plays intoxicating music steeped 
in the rhythms of his homeland.”
Words & Music
Magazine (SOCAN)
“Every so often an album comes along that is both 
timeless and incredibly current. The Message is an album
 with contemporary sound, and yet it is steeped in
 centuries of African music.”
CMJ Weekly
“Stylish and danceable. Diallo should be a hit with fans 
Dirty Linen
“This was the best show I’ve seen at the Sidetrack
in ages. Probably in my top five Sidetrack shows.
 Alpha Yaya Diallo and his band of four percussionists
 and a bass player played three very long sets.”
Gabino Travassos
“...beautiful music exceptionally rendered.”

Chicago Reader
“Alpha Yaya Diallo is an artist of rare musical ability.
This Juno award winner is a composer, band leader
 and guitarist extraordinaire.”
Edmonton Journal
JUNO Award:
 Best Global Music for African Guitar Summit

JUNO Award: Best Global Music for The Journey - Best Canadian Global Independent Release
The West Coast Music AWARDS:Best World Music
 Album for The Message
The Pacific Music Industry Awards:
 Best World Music award for Futur
BCAO: Song of the Year for composition
 Les filles de mon pays
Luminato Festival Toronto, ON
Houston International Music Festival Houston, TX
Afrofest Toronto, ON
Montreal Jazz Festival Montreal, QC
Calgary Jazz Festival Calgary, AB
Vancouver International Jazz Festival Vancouver, BC
Festival Africain du Quebec City Quebec City, QC
Les Franco Folies de Montreal Montreal, QC
Edmonton Folk Festival Edmonton, AB
Bumbershoot Seattle, WA
Chan Centre for the Performing Arts Vancouver, BC