Lemvo's Crazy Machine Takes Over Mayne Stage
By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 4, 2011 10:00PM
Photo Credit: Jeannie Jalbert
Another artist in that vein is Congolese singer and musician Ricardo Lemvo, whose band Makina Loka has been molding Cuban dance rhythms to the soukous music of his homeland and the semba and kizomba of his Angolan ancestry.
Lemvo is a emotive singer, whether in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French of the African dialects of Lingala, and Kikongo. He and the core members of Makina Loka have been together for at least a decade. in a live setting, such as their Sunday appearance at Mayne Stage in Rogers Park, that consistency shows in an exhaustively rehearsed performance. We've seen Lemvo and his band at venue's ranging from Summerdance to Fitzgerald's and never left feeling as though we were ripped off.
Ricardo Lemvo and Makina Loka perform 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Mayne Stage (1328 W. Morse)> Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance (available for purchase here), $20 at the door.