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Congolese pianist Ray Lema offers a concert at the CajaCanarias Foundation

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Congolese pianist Ray Lema offers a concert at the CajaCanarias Foundation

23-May-2019
Espacio Cultural CajaCanarias
Plaza del Patriotismo
Santa Cruz de Tenerife
20:00 horas

The cycle "Pasionari@s" CajaCanarias 2019 continues its calendar of concerts on Thursday 23rd with a performance by Congolese pianist Ray Lema. The recital will take place in the CajaCanarias Cultural Space in Santa Cruz and will begin at 20:00 hours. Tickets are on sale for €12.

Ray Lema began playing in the bars of Kinshasa as a keyboard player accompanying artists such as Tabu Ley Rochereau, Abeti and Papa Wemba. In 1974, the government entrusted him with the creation of the Zairean national ballet. Lema, who was a devout musicologist, began his research into the traditional music and dance of the more than 250 ethnic groups of the Central African country. He travelled the countryside collecting rhythms and digging deeper into the diversity of his country's music in order to select the best dancers and musicians for the national ballet and thus build a reputation as an expert in Zairean music.


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