June 5, 2014

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

June 28, 2014 @ 12:00 am GMT0
400 Pine Street
Burlington, VT 05401


Sk & ArtsRiot Present:

Truck Stop Bandstand – Live music. Every friday. After the Truck Stop at Artsriot.

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca
DJ Hector

A Night of Salsa and Afro-Cuban Rhythms

Friday – June 27th
Doors – 8:00pm // Show: 8:30pm
All Ages

400 Pine St
Burlington, VT

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

“One of the most potent musical marriages imaginable, the Cuban son with the African soukous.” –The Boston Globe

Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Lemvo’s blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba) has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “seamless and infectious.”

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 multi-cultural and equally at home singing in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Lingala, and Kikongo.

Lemvo’s six CDs, have been enthusiastically acclaimed by both print and broadcast media worldwide. His latest is the 2014 Cumbancha release, “La Rumba Soyo”. The Beat Magazine named Tata Masamba the CD of the year for 1996. The Miami Herald called Mambo Yo Yo “a treasure trove.” São Salvador reached # 2 on the European World Music chart for May 2000. The New York Post described Ay Valeria! as “celestial, highly idiosyncratic,” and the New York Times proclaimed Isabela, a “most notable” World Music CD of 2007.