La Grange de la Gatineau
80, chemin Summer, Cantley, (Québec), J8V 3J3
Originally from Senegal, Elage arrived in Canada with his family in 1986. As a descendant of the great family of griots, he started making music at 8 years old, playing traditional senegalese percussion. In 1999 he met the Diouf brothers then members of the well-known Québec group Les Colocs. Together they participated in the Nuits d'Afrique Festival in Montréal as well as a number of other events. In 2002-2009 Élage was on tour nationally and internationally with Mighty POPO as well as appearing on the 2010 Juno Awards show in Toronto. In 2010 Elage released his first solo album "Askane" in collaboration with Abdou Sy. For the past ten years, Elage has been giving shows in the Ottawa-Gatineau area, namely at the Black Sheep Inn in Wakefield, the Ottawa Folk Festival, Canada Day as well as the city of Gatineau's Été show. He has collaborated with a number of renowned artists like Lynn Milles, Jim Bryson, Lucie Idlout, Sarah Hellman as well as Souljazz Orchestra. In October 201...