Saturday Night Dance Parties: (Concert of Colors "Tune-Up") Chicago Afrobeat Project and Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca

Jul 05, 2014

8:00 PM

New Center Park

Chicago Afrobeat Project:
"As practitioners of a “non-traditional” interpretation of afrobeat for more than a decade, Chicago Afrobeat Project frequently reinvents itself within a genre first pioneered by Fela Kuti. The group’s latest release Nyash Up!” shows the group redefining their signature version of afrobeat by incorporating elements of hip-hop, orchestra-like musical arrangement, and stylistic explorations of rock, jazz and funk."

Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca:
"Ricardo Lemvo has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Lemvo's blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba andkizomba) has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “seamless and infectious.” Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, raising his joyous voice with strength, singing songs that celebrate life, and most importantly, inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries."

 

For more about the Chicago Afrobeat Project, visit:
http://chicagoafrobeatproject.com/

For more about Ricardo Lemvo & Makina Loca, visit:
http://www.makinaloca.com/bios.html