Cheikh Lô

Location Info


Carnegie Hall

W. 57th & Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10019

Category: Community Venues

Region: West 40s

This impressively dreadlocked Senegal smoothie is, at least vocally, a West African cousin of Aaron Neville and Gregory Isaacs, even though Lô's lyrics draw more from Sufi mysticism than lovers rock. Hints of traditional Wolof rhythms, including mbalax, simmer underneath his gentle melodic crooning, and he's been known to bust out a conical timbal drum for Bahia-influenced percussion breakdowns.
Fri., April 20, 10 p.m., 2012