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Lionel Loueke artist page: interviews, features and/or performances archived at NPR Music

Concerts

Lionel Loueke.

March 13, 2014 At the Kennedy Center, the music grows, as the band revels in itself and then slims back down.

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Lionel Loueke Trio

January 1, 2011 In 10 years, the combo nominally led by the Beninese guitarist has developed an incredible rapport.

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Studio Sessions

Lionel Loueke

April 28, 2010 The guitarist and drummer Ferenc Nemeth jam on Wayne Shorter's "Nefertiti" at the NPR Music office.

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Interviews & Profiles

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March 25, 2008 The jazz guitarist from Benin has forged a unique sound that draws from West African traditions.

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Discover Songs

Lionel Loueke

February 1, 2010 Hear the Benin-born guitarist's new album of intimate duos and trios, Mwaliko, in its entirety.

Reviews

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March 11, 2010 From bebop to Brazilian rhythms, Loueke puts his visionary guitar playing to work on Mwaliko.

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June 5, 2008 The African guitarist's Karibu is an eloquent fusion of jazz and Afro influences.

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Lionel Loueke performing a Tiny Desk Concert at the NPR Music offices.

April 26, 2010 The unusual jazz guitarist and his drummer perform at the NPR offices, literally with bells on.

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Mwaliko

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  • Album: Mwaliko
  • Artist: Lionel Loueke
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2010
 

Karibu

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  • Album: Karibu
  • Artist: Lionel Loueke
  • Label: Blue Note
  • Released: 2008