LIONEL LOUEKE

African Fusion / Post Bop • Benin
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Lionel Loueke (born 27 April 1973) is a guitarist born in the west African country of Benin. He moved to Ivory Coast in 1990 to study at the National Institute of Art. He attended the American School of Modern Music in Paris, France from 1994-1998. In 1999, Loueke was awarded a scholarship to Berklee College of Music, where he earned a degree in Jazz Performance in 2000.

Lionel Loueke grew up in what he has described as a family of poor intellectuals in the west African country of Benin. He began playing percussion instruments around the age of 9, but was influenced by an older brother who played guitar, which he began playing himself in his late teens. It took Loueke a year to earn the $50 he needed to buy his first guitar. However, he could not afford to replace the strings, which had to be special-ordered from Nigeria. Instead,
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Blue Note 2015
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MwalikoMwaliko
Blue Note 2010
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The JourneyThe Journey
APARTE 2018
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ObliqSound 2007
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In a TranceIn a Trance
Imports 2014
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LIONEL LOUEKE Clarte' Obscure album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Clarte' Obscure
African Fusion 1997
LIONEL LOUEKE Lionel Loueke, Dom Moio, Jim Stinnett, Rob Gourlay : Afrizona album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lionel Loueke, Dom Moio, Jim Stinnett, Rob Gourlay : Afrizona
African Fusion 2005
LIONEL LOUEKE Karibu album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Karibu
African Fusion 2008
LIONEL LOUEKE Mwaliko album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Mwaliko
African Fusion 2010
LIONEL LOUEKE Heritage album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Heritage
African Fusion 2012
LIONEL LOUEKE Virgin Forest album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Virgin Forest
African Fusion 2014
LIONEL LOUEKE Gaia album cover 5.00 | 1 ratings
Gaia
African Fusion 2015
LIONEL LOUEKE Lionel Loueke & Celine Rudolph : Obsession album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Lionel Loueke & Celine Rudolph : Obsession
African Fusion 2018
LIONEL LOUEKE The Journey album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Journey
African Fusion 2018
LIONEL LOUEKE Close Your Eyes album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Close Your Eyes
Post Bop 2018

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LIONEL LOUEKE In A Trance album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
In A Trance
African Fusion 2005

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snobb wrote:
more than 2 years ago
They are already added as trio

http://www.JazzMusicArchives.com/gilfema.aspx

idlero wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Gilfema trio should be added separately or as a project under LL?

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