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Sat, 30 Jul 2011 09:57 - Updated Sat, 30 Jul 2011 09:57

Ismael Lo thrills public at Luanda Jazz Festival


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Luanda – The Senegalese musician Ismael Lo, currently one of the main references in African music, on Friday night thrilled the public at the Luanda International Jazz Festival, happening in Atlântico Cinema until Sunday.

In his one hour and a half performance, Ismael Lo got effusive applauses from the audience that attended the first day of the festival.  

The Senegalese musician, who did not leave behind his guitar, was preceded by Dj Rui Alves (Angola) and the veteran Portuguese singer Rui Veloso.

Ismael Lo sang some of his new and old hit tunes, songs filled with a strong percussion and guitar notes, going between French and Spanish.

The public thrilled and sang along to songs like "Dib Dib Rek", "L' Amour A Tous Les Droits", "Africa" and others.

There were also performances by Emmanuel Kanda (Angola), Rui Veloso (Portugal), the bands LiqueDeep and Black Cooffe (both from South Africa) with songs in pop and soul styles, respectively.

The festival proceeds this Saturday with the performances of the American singer Macy Grey, the Angolan Maravilha Band, the musician Kizua Gourgel, among others.