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Youssou Seck

The native of Senegal moved to Canada in 1991. For over a decade in Montreal, Seck was the percussionist and songwriter with Juno Award winning West African band, Takadja, during which time he toured extensively throughout Canada and the USA. He founded also Baobab Électrique and played for seven years in festival, clubs, events and school programs throughout Quebec and the Maritimes. Their popularity also led to Seck receiving an award for Best Story Teller from Multi Montreal Festival.

In 2003, Seck moved to Calgary where he has developed a strong following in the World Music scene. He hosts ongoing World Beat nights at local venues and released his first solo album, Alisa in 2005. Last June, he launched in Sénégal “Diouli”, a new CD produced in Dakar with the famous Jimmy Mbaye. Another CD, “Musicians”, produced in Calgary will be release in 2014.

On stage, Youssou Seck will synchronize your heart beat to his percussions, titillating every fiber of your soul with his delicate strings and stories. Originally from Senegal, he composes songs in Wolof, his native language, with sometimes a bit of English and French. With his generous smile, sensitive heart, and his warming gestures, Youssou shares his faith for humanity through his music. For him, the stage is another gift of life.

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