Blog June 29, 2016
Photo Essay: ¡Cubanismo! and Ricardo Lemvo at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
Cuban band ¡Cubanismo! and Congolese vocalist Ricardo Lemvo performed at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell on July 24 to an enthusiastic crowd. Lemvo was backed by a kind of supergroup formed of key members of his band Makina Loca and reunited members of Afrisa International, the backing band for the late, great Congolese singer, Tabu Ley Rochereau. Original members of that group, including pioneering soukous guitarist Huit Kilos Nseka, Wawali Bonane and Dodo Munoko, plus Soukous Stars' bassist Ngouma Lokito, were onstage. Afropop's Banning Eyre and Sebastian Bouknight were in attendance. Check out their photos below.

Ricardo Lemvo

[caption id="attachment_29959" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Lemvo_Cubanismo Photo by Banning Eyre[/caption] Afrisa International singers Dodo Munoko and Wawali Bonane with Ricardo Lemvo on vocals. [caption id="attachment_29960" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Lemvo_Cubanismo-9 Photo by Banning Eyre[/caption] Lemvo with Afrisa International drummer Parigo Asuka and guitarist Huit Kilos Nseka. [caption id="attachment_29961" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_1654 Photo by Sebastian Bouknight[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29962" align="aligncenter" width="534"]IMG_1744 Photo by Sebastian Bouknight[/caption]

¡Cubanismo!

[caption id="attachment_29965" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Lemvo_Cubanismo-13 Photo by Banning Eyre[/caption] [caption id="attachment_29966" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Lemvo_Cubanismo-14 Photo by Banning Eyre[/caption] Singer Gilito. [caption id="attachment_29967" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Lemvo_Cubanismo-19 Photo by Banning Eyre[/caption] Band leader and trumpeter Jesus Alemañy. [caption id="attachment_29969" align="aligncenter" width="534"]IMG_1949 Photo by Sebastian Bouknight[/caption] Singer Alina. [caption id="attachment_29970" align="aligncenter" width="534"]IMG_1968 Photo by Sebastian Bouknight[/caption] Singers Gilito, Alina, and Evelio. [caption id="attachment_29971" align="aligncenter" width="640"]IMG_2056 Photo by Sebastian Bouknight[/caption] Singers Gilito, Alina and Evelio with band leader and trumpeter Jesus Alemañy.