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DA CAMERA JAZZ SERIES BRINGS WEST AFRICAN GUITARIST LIONEL LOUEKE TO HOUSTON FOR FIRST TIME, FEB. 5

Da Camera of Houston presents the first Houston appearance by the Lionel
Loueke Trio on Saturday, February 5 at 8:00 PM at the Cullen Theater,
Wortham Center.  Originally from the West African nation of Benin, guitarist
Lionel Loueke has enjoyed a meteoric rise over the past several years. Time
called Loueke's first album "a jamboree of sprung rhythms, splashed with
African and Brazilian flavors, in which Loueke scat-sings, drums on his
guitar, mouth-clicks and plays some wicked jazz." The New York Times calls
Lionel Loueke "a startlingly original voice.one of the most striking jazz
artists to emerge in some time." In 2008 and 2009, Loueke was picked as
Rising Star guitarist in Down Beat magazine's annual Critics Poll. Loueke
combines harmonic sophistication, soaring melody, a deep knowledge of
African music, and conventional and extended guitar techniques to create a
warm and evocative sound of his own. JazzTimes wrote "Loueke's lines are
smartly formed and deftly executed. His ear-friendly melodicism draws both
from traditional African sources and a lifetime of closely studying the
likes of Jim Hall and George Benson, and his rhythmic shifts come quickly
and packed with surprises." For tickets, call 713-524-5050 or go to
dacamera.com.
 

ACOUSTIC AFRICA TOUR RETURNS TO NORTH AMERICA

The second installment of the critically acclaimed journey into the heart of African music featuring Habib Koité, Oliver Mutukudzi, and Afel Bocoum "Their engaging perfor...

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