Introducing Crank LuKongo

Upcoming Performances


Where:Carnegie Institution, 1530 P Street NW Washington, DC United States

When: Thursday, October 4, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM

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Where: 1201 K Street NW Washington DC 20005

When: Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM

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Afro Go-Go Roots Music

A Worldbeat Perspective

Crank LuKongo is an Afro Go-Go Roots Music collective, akin to a DC Go-Go rhythmic foundation infused with elements of Progressive Soul, Jazz, Reggae, Blues, Rock, Salsa, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Beat, World Beat, Folk, and Hip-Hop. In 2014 Crank LuKongo was conceived and produced in Washington, D.C. by percussionist, drummer, songwriter, and actor, Matt "Swamp Guineee" Miller of Pure Light Seed, Bambu Station, Junior Marvin's Wailers, Thievery Corporation, and The Addison Brothers Quintet.

*Matt Miller (Swamp Guinee), is a multi-genre, world-traveled musician, recording artist, songwriter, actor, instructor and youth mentor from Washington, D.C. Read Bio

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The Crank LuKongo collective features a variety of well-established musicians in indie and world music genres, including co-producers and contributing artists David Blackwell (guitar, bass, keys, vocals) and Charles Road. Keith "Lazy K" Lofton (guitar, bass, keys, vocals). Other Musical contributors include, Andre LaSalle (guitar), Brian Clark (percussion), Desi Hyson (keys), Donald Tillery (trumpet), Frankie Addison (saxophone), Georges Koakou (keys), I'la Vibez (vocals), Izabella Sparrow (vocals), Junior Marvin (lead guitar), Kelvin Montgomery (trombone), Mighty Moe Haggins (congas), Nala Shabam (keys), Phillipe Lemaire (keys), Ron Winters (guitar), Samadhi (vocals), Tuff Lion (guitar, vocals, bass, percussion, keys), and Warren Pedersen (bass).

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