Bonsa

July 22, 2017 - 03:30 PM

Price: FREE

TD - Radio-Canada stage

H2X 1Z6

Description of the concert:

After flirting with rap, spending time with a griot, travelling across West Africa and then landing in Canada, the friendly winner of the 2017 Syli d’or de la musique du monde has created a distinctive style, that of a cosmopolitan griot uniting the traditional music of the Bissa lands with the world’s contemporary popular music styles.  

Bonsa (Burkina Faso)

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Biography of the artist:

Bonsa Toun’wanzè was born in 1978 in Burkina Faso. His family left soon afterwards to settle in Ghana, where he spent his entire childhood. Toward age 15, he left Ghana and went on a long journey that led him to countries including Niger, Togo, Libya and Mauritania, finally ending up back in Burkina Faso, his native country. The music he played at his hair salon in Fada would earn him the ...

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