Lionel Loueke

Born 27 April 1973.


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.

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  1. Review of Mwaliko

    Mwaliko 2010

    Reviewed by Kevin Le Gendre
    Expresses both artistic maturity and an ability to think as a communicative musician.
  2. Review of Karibu

    Karibu 2008

    Reviewed by Martin Longley
    A greater dynamism compared with the too-relaxed trio outings.
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