Master percussionist of Senegalese origin, singer-songwriter Élage Diouf uses the musicality of his mother tongue, Wolof, to invite listeners to follow him towards a universe of dance rhythms where everyone is invited to participate. Élage moved to Canada in 1996 to expand his musical career, one that continues to flourish today.
His music–a hybrid of pop, world, blues, folk and asiko–is at the artistic crossroads of artists such as Carlinhos Brown, Peter Gabriel and Andres Cepeda. Due to the musicality of his native language, he sings mainly in Wolof. Sincere in his artistic approach, charismatic, authentic and simple, both in real life and on stage, people love him, and above all, he loves people. His performances are noted for his ability to involve the public, dancing and singing, both in the audience and those he invites on stage with him. His unique and warm timbre of voice, combined with his myriad of cultural influences, make him a unique artist.
We honor the traditional lands in northwestern Vermont of the Abenaki (Wabanaki) Nation of Missisquoi, who have inhabited the Missisquoi River and the Betobagw (Lake Champlain) Valley for thousands of years. We are grateful for their stewardship of the land and animals occupying this beautiful place, in which we are fortunate to live and work. We uplift, honor, and speak the traditional names of the land and people to remind this community and other visitors that these peoples did, and do still, exist.