He'll rouse you from your vitamin D-deprived doldrums and shaking the frost from your boots. The Sengalese-born Montrealer makes music that is full sun baked: whether it’s the heat of Southern blues you’re after, breezy rhythmic pop that evokes the hazy sounds of reggae, or humid nights on a porch, trading songs and stories. Bouncing between his native language of wolof, English and French, the sentiments and soulfulness of Élage Diouf's songs transcend words, evoking lazy days, intimate moments and a exploring a multitude of places. He's a master percussionist renowned in Senegal, a Juno award-winning songwriter and entertainer extraordinaire.
Biography by Derek McEwen