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Karibu

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2008
Track listing: Karibu; Seven Trees; Skylark; Zala; Naima; Benny's Tune; Light Dark; Agbannon; Blues; Nonvignon.

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Lionel Loueke: Karibu

Read "Karibu" reviewed by Joel Roberts


Guitarist/singer Lionel Loueke's remarkable odyssey from the West African nation of Benin to the apex of the jazz world is quickly becoming the stuff of legend. After hearing a George Benson CD as a teenager, Loueke became enamored with American jazz and began traversing the globe to further his musical education, first in the neighboring Ivory ...

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Lionel Loueke: Karibu

Read "Karibu" reviewed by John Eyles


Guitarist Lionel Loueke, from Benin, has enjoyed a steadily rising profile since arriving in the USA in 1999. Karibu is his fifth album as a leader, his first for a major label. When Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter endorse a rising star and then agree to be sidemen on his album, it is time to sit ...

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Lionel Loueke: Karibu

Read "Karibu" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


With an emotive sound that is rooted in his homeland of Benin, Africa, guitarist Lionel Loueke is having a positive impact on the current jazz environment. His Blue Note debut, Karibu (from a Swahili word meaning “welcome"), is an appropriate invitation to his unique appeal which includes virtuoso guitar playing and vocals in his native language. ...


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