Afro-Cuban Musical Fusion
Ricardo Lemvo is the embodiment of the Afro-Latin Diaspora which connects back to Mother Africa via the Cuban clave rhythm. Through a blend of Afro-Cuban rhythms with pan-African styles (soukous, Angolan semba and kizomba), he has established himself as a pioneer with his innovative music. Since forming his Los Angeles-based band Makina Loca in 1990, Lemvo has refined his craft and vision, singing songs that celebrate life, and inspiring his audiences to let loose and dance away their worries.
His music has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “seamless and infectious.” $5 for UCSB students and youth under 12; $15 for general admission.