Lo'Jo performs live at globalFEST 2013.
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Lo'Jo 2013




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The French group Lo'Jo is something of a throwback: For 30 years, it's made world music best described as "worldbeat," a melange of a little of this (French chanson) and a little of that (dollops of North and West African colors and textures) within a musical community that tends to prize strongly rooted tradition. With Denis Péan's gravelly vocals complemented by the Berber singing sisters Yamina and Nadia Nid El Mourid, the band circumnavigates the globe — often within the confines of a single song.

Set List
  • "Magnetik"
  • "Alger"
  • "Zetwal"
  • "Au Temps Qui Passe"
  • "La Manseillaise En Creole"
  • "Vientriane"
  • "2 Babons"
  • "El Cubo Blanco"
  • "Tu Benes"

Producers: Mito Habe-Evans, Bob Boilen; Videographers: Gabriella Garcia-Pardo, Mito Habe-Evans; Audio Engineer: Kevin Wait; Video Editor: Denise DeBelius Assistant Producer: Denise DeBelius; Special Thanks to: Webster Hall, globalFEST 2013; Executive Producers: Anya Grundmann, Keith Jenkins.

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