Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca Return to Chicago

Ricardo Lemvo
Congolese star Ricardo Lemvo and his band Makina Loca will be performing at Mayne Stage in Chicago on Sunday, March 6, 2011.

A long-time HotHouse Chicago favorite, Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Lemvo blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba).

This Congo-born artist of Angolan ancestry is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Lemvo is truly multicultural and equally at home singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala, and Kikongo.

He has refined his craft and vision, raising his joyous voice with strength, singing songs that celebrate life, and most importantly, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.

Lemvo has been the subject of various radio and television programs, and his five CDs, Tata Masamba, Mambo Yo Yo, São Salvador, Ay Valeria! and Isabela have been enthusiastically acclaimed by both print and broadcast media worldwide.

In film, Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca appeared in the 1998 movie Dance With Me starring Vanessa Williams and Chayanne.

Sunday, March 6 | 7:30pm Show, 6:30pm doors |
$15 in Adv, $20 at the door

Recordings available:

Mayne Stage
1328 West Morse Avenue
Chicago, IL 60626
(773) 381-4554

Author: World Music Central News Department

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