Tounkara-Lavoie Trio. Photo: © Kaji

Prix de la diversité 2014

Tounkara-Lavoie Trio (Montréal)

16 + 17 jan.

Recepient of the Diversity Award

Concerts by the Tounkara-Lavoie Trio, the 6th recipient of the Prix de la diversité, are a rich mélange of traditional Malian music and original compositions in French and Bambara, along with a smattering of African contemporary and traditional dance.

Estelle Lavoie, originally from Québec City, studied classical guitar before falling in love with the rich music of Western Africa. Originally from Guinea, Mohamed N’Diaye works with a diverse range of artists and companies: Angélique Kidjo, la Compagnie Créole, and Cirque du Soleil, among others and is recognized for his fluency in both music and dance. Born in Mali, Diely Mori Tounkara grew up learning the kora before becoming inspired by his internationally renowned older brother, Djelimady Tounkara, and moving on to the guitar. Together these three musicians join in complicity to assemble a rich, harmonious repertoire which covers Africa, Quebec, and sometimes beyond.

The Prix de la diversité is awarded collaboratively by the MAI, the Conseil des arts de Montréal, the Place des Arts, and Vision Diversité.


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