Ricardo Lemvo brings the Mambo to GAMH Tomorrow
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.