Semi finale #1 - Syli d'Or 2024

Country: Cameroon • Algeria • Brazil
Musical style: Afrobeats, Afrofusion • Raï fusion • Samba
Syli d'Or - 17th edition
Club Balattou
4372 Boul St-Laurent, Montréal, QC H2W 1Z5
Date: 04/16/2024
Time: 20:00
Price: FREE

Semi finale #1 - Syli d'Or 2024

Welcome to the first of the three semi-finals of the 16th edition of the Syli d’Or de la Musique du Monde! !



Come and support the vote of a jury of professionals to choose the 3 artists who will go to the final.

Attend the concerts on April 18, 19 and 20 at Club Balattou and support your favorite artist!

You will be invited to fill out an evaluation form. It is important to EVALUATE the THREE PERFORMANCES of the evening and to attend all three performances.


Discover for this first evening of semi-final :


▷ TAIGENZ | Afrobeats, Afrofusion (Cameroun)


L’artiste hip-hop montréalais Taigenz fait sans effort le pont entre son héritage camerounais et le paysage urbain nord-américain. Reconnu pour sa polyvalence sonore, il évolue avec fluidité dans les genres Trap, R&B et Afro-beat. Avec un ton vocal souvent comparé à un jeune 50 Cent et une approche lyrique en résonance avec des artistes comme Wale et Burna Boy, Taigenz s’est taillé un espace unique dans l’industrie. Son album 2019 Life Ain’t Free, distribué par Slammin Media/Believe Distribution Services, a connu un succès international avec des singles comme “Lemme Ball” et “Speak The Truth”, recueillant plus de 100 000 streams dans le monde entier. Taigenz a reçu le prix de la “meilleure chanson hip-hop” aux Indie Grind Music Awards pour son single de 2021 “Foolish Money”. Son dernier EP, Life A Life, contient le single à succès “Pas Idée”, qui a fait sa marque sur les playlists de SiriusXM.



▷ GASBA | Raï fusion (Algeria)


The Gasba project was initially born from the meeting of two Montreal musicians (Rafik Abdeladim, guitarist, and Yassine Aissa El Bey, bassist) who came together around the same idea: to revitalize the Montreal art scene by sharing rai. The group’s name was inspired by the reed flute used in traditional Algerian music, notably in Oranese bédoui (the forerunner of rai), known as Guésba or Gasba. The Guesba group’s music is a blend of typically rai sounds with other musical styles such as rock, flamenco and reggae.



▷ SAMBA CANJERÊ | Samba  (Brazil)


Samba Canjerê celebrates Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian culture, blending the rhythms of African batuques into its distinctive sound. Launched in 2019, this musical project is committed to shedding light on and magnifying the roots of samba. Through its enchanting melodies and evocative lyrics, Samba Canjerê invites a captivating exploration of Brazil’s musical heritage. By embodying a vibrant tribute to its origins, the group fosters renewed appreciation for the richness and diversity of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian culture.