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Phone (202) 299-0800
Price $18.00
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Jazz World

Lionel Loueke

Saturday, Jun 8, 2013 10:30p
Bohemian Caverns Washington, DC

Starting out on vocals and percussion, Loueke picked up the guitar late, at age 17. After his initial to exposure to jazz in Benin, he left to attend the National Institute of Art in nearby Ivory Coast. In 1994 he left Africa to pursue jazz studies at the American School of Modern Music in Paris, then came to the U.S. on a scholarship to Berklee. From there, Loueke gained acceptance to the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz, where he encountered his Gilfema bandmates Biolcati, Nemeth, Parlato and… Show more

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Guitarist Lionel Loueke hails from Benin, West Africa, and his playing reflects a synthesis of the modal guitar style heard along Africa’s west coast (as in the work of Ali Farke Toure) and American bop and post-bop jazz....
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Bohemian Caverns
2001 11th St. NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 299-0800
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