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Friday, August 21, 2009

Ricardo Lemvo brings the Mambo to GAMH Tomorrow

Posted By on Fri, Aug 21, 2009 at 11:19 AM

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Along with Habib Koite, Ricardo Lemvo  is one of those guys who always seems to be on every Putumayo world music compilation, playing funky Congolese-inflected Latin music. Though he's currently based in Los Angeles, Lemvo hasn't appeared much on local stages, so world music fans in general and Afro-Cuban aficionados in particular might want to check for his show Saturday at the Great American Music Hall.

If you're unfamiliar with Lemvo's sound, here's a video clip of him performing "Mambo Yo Yo" live with his band Makina Loca and another video, of a studio recording of the song "Mama Kiyelele." Ticket info is here.

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