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Lionel Loueke

Lionel Loueke
Born: Apr 27, 1973 in Benin
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Genre: Folk, Jazz, World
Biography: West African guitarist Lionel Loueke was inspired by his brother, who taught him how to play during his late teenage years. Stops at the Ivory Coast's National Institute of Arts, Paris' American School of More Than Music, and Berklee College of Music led Loueke to appearances on a series of high-profile ...Read full biography
Virgin Forest
Released: 2006
Label: ObliqSound
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Lionel Loueke's West African roots are displayed fully on this recording with his regular mates Ferenc Nemeth (drums/percussion) and Massimo Biolcati (bass). Featured artists on several tracks are percussionist ...Read full review
Released: 2010
Label: EMI
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Mwaliko is West African guitarist Lionel Loueke's second album for Blue Note. Originally planned as a series of duets, it ultimately became one of duets and trios, in order to to showcase the collective ...Read full review
More Lionel Loueke albums: Main Albums (7)
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