Ricardo Lemvo

Genre

South American
Caribbean
African

Configurations

Nonet (9)

Contact

Ricardo Lemvo
323-791-4388

Instrumentation

Keyboards, bass, trumpets, trombone, congas, drums, guitar and lead vocalist

PA System

None

About

Ricardo Lemvo hails from São Salvador Do Congo, Zaire in Northern Angola. He grew up in Congo-Kinshasa where he was introduced to Cuban music by a cousin who owned a large collection of vintage Cuban LPs. His native country and his early exposure to Cuban music have heavily influenced his music. Ricardo and his band Makina Loca perform a blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan sembaI and kizomba). His innovative music has been described as “seamless and infectious” by the Los Angeles Times.