Elli Miller-Maboungou : percussions
Ilam played two sets with the awards ceremony in between. The first set was solo or in a trio setting and the second set was with his full band. The songs told engaging stories about day-to-day life in a Senegalese village. The lyrics were poetic and accompanied by a folksy African-flavored blues that had everyone dancing at the end of the evening.
crédit photo credit: Marc-André Laliberté