Élage Diouf


QC | Senegal
English | French
Main Stage
60 minutes + Q&A

Grades: 2 to 7
Ages 7 to 12

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Get Prepared to sing along, here's a few songs that Élage Diouf will be sure to play:

  • Mandela
  • Dama la nob
  • Misal
  • Sai sai
  • Badola
  • Nelawale

You can listen to all the tracks Enjoy :)

About Élage Diouf

Élage’s music is a blend of pop, world, blues, folk and asiko.  The musicality of the Wolof language explains his joy of songwriting in his mother tongue.  Wholehearted in his artistic approach, charismatic, authentic and easygoing in his personal as well as his public like; people love him and he clearly loves them back.  His live performances are not to be missed as the audience is swept away dancing, singing and even being invited up on stage to dance with him!  The warmth and remarkable quality of his voice, as well as his varied influences make him a unique artist.

Show quotes

“One of these touching voices from which exudes human warmth and obvious sincerity.” – Ralph Boncy, ICI Musique

“Engaging and charismatic tunes… An album as filtered through Diouf’s strong vocals and the folky, melodic, quirky varied bits and pieces that make up Montréal.  4 and a half stars!”

 – Erin MacLeod, Mirror Montréal

Audience Experience

Laugh, clap, dance, sing-along, music with loud cheers at times, songs in French and Wolof, (English and Wolof on Saturday.)

Performance times

Thursday May 23 12:50 - 1:50 Q&A French
Friday May 24 9:20 - 10:20 Q&A French
Friday May 24 11:10 - 12:10 Q&A French
Saturday May 25 6:00 - 7:00 Q&A English

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