Event: Lokua Kanza & Wacongo Dance Company May 20, 2009 Pittsburgh Pa
- Lokua Kanza
Presented by: Trust Guest Attraction
Venue: Byham Theater - [ View Seating Chart ]
Saturday, May 23, 2009, 8:00 PM
Lokua Kanza, one of the most accomplished International Congolese recording artists on the scene. He is a prolific singer, songwriter, and composer known for his soulful folksy sound, unusual in the land of Soukous. He has worked and performed with the top names in the business such as Siedah Garrett, Lamont Dozier, Papa Wemba, Manu Dibango, Youssou N'Dour, and Angélique Kidjo to name a few. He also made special appearance on Saturday Night live with Natalie Merchant.
Lokua Kanza is on a rare U.S. tour with his band and features special appearances by WACONGO Dance Company, a traditional Congolese Dance company, Lokassa Ya Mbongo, one of the most renowned Congolese guitarist and Dr. Anicet Mundundu, a Pittsburgh-based ethno-musicologist from the Congo.
The amazing Lokua Kanza begins his tour on May 20, 2009 at the Oldtown School of Folk Music, Chicago and ends on June 6, 2009 for this rare appearance in the United States
Lokua Kanza showcases his expertise in traditional folk music from Congo, weaving through a vast repertoire blending the symphonic Pygmy sounds and the soothing, natural and spiritual echo of his native Mongo rain forest to his own pop melancholic acoustic style of Soukous Music.
Visit www.Lokua-Kanza.com for more information.
Tickets at http://www.pgharts.org/