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Photo Essay: ¡Cubanismo! and Ricardo Lemvo at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival

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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

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Photo by Banning Eyre

Afrisa International singers Dodo Munoko and Wawali Bonane with Ricardo Lemvo on vocals.

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Photo by Banning Eyre

Lemvo with Afrisa International drummer Parigo Asuka and guitarist Huit Kilos Nseka.

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Photo by Sebastian Bouknight

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Photo by Sebastian Bouknight

¡Cubanismo!

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Photo by Banning Eyre

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Photo by Banning Eyre

Singer Gilito.

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Photo by Banning Eyre

Band leader and trumpeter Jesus Alemañy.

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Photo by Sebastian Bouknight

Singer Alina.

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Photo by Sebastian Bouknight

Singers Gilito, Alina, and Evelio.

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Photo by Sebastian Bouknight

Singers Gilito, Alina and Evelio with band leader and trumpeter Jesus Alemañy.

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