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lovemando

Previously, lovemando comprised one half of the eclectic folk duo, Ketchup Soup.

Now, he has a new project under his own name. Freshly committed to translate his pared down guitar riffs and broad-range vocals to new heights, he is looking for additional cohorts to breathe life into many new songs.

lovemando on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S06.E10 – October 8, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E11 – May 21, 2017

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Radio Venice S05.E11 Musical Guests

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Keenan Webster

Founder of SankofaAfrica, Keenan was born in Nashville, Tennessee. His love of music deepened as a teenager in Los Angeles, California, where he began his music studies with Master Teachers from Africa and Cuba. Surrounded by a highly spiritual family, he has spent his life focused on studies of music, religion and history.

He is influenced by music giants John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal, El Hadj Kouyate, Toumani Diabate, Robert Johnson, Slip James, Johnny Shines, Habib, Koite and Keltigue Diabate. The music traditions of Latin America, Sumatra and India also infiltrate his style.

Keenan performs the 21 string kora (11 played by the left hand and 10 by the right), a large calabash cut in half and covered with cow skin with a long, hardwood neck. Strings were traditionally made from thin strips of hide, for example, antelope skin – now most strings are made from harp strings or nylon fishing line.

It doesn’t fit into any one category of musical instruments and is classified as a “double-bridge-harp-lute”. He also performs on the balaphone (from West Africa), West African drums from the Mandingo or Mende people, the flute and saxophone.

Keenan Webster on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S05.E11 – May 21, 2017
Radio Venice S05.E10 – May 14, 2017

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Marwan Mograbi

Marwan Mograbi is a Virtuoso Percussionist/ Drummer, African Storyteller, Educator and Dramatist. Born in Accra, Ghana. Marwan grew up in the traditional Ga and Ashanti cultures, where his love for music and his development as a drummer began.

“Hand drumming is my speciality but I play flutes and other instruments as well. My desire to drum started at a very young age. I always loved to sing and would hum or tap rhythms unconsciously. I have never stopped playing the drums ever since I first touched one.”

Other Drumming styles from West Africa have also played a huge role in his transformation and growth as a drummer.

Marwan graduated from the School of Performing Arts in Ghana and worked at the National Theater of Ghana as an Actor and musician. In Germany he created Tabasamu (a non-profit organization for African cultural performances). Over the years he has taught drumming and African music to hundreds of people – young and old, in Africa, Europe and the United States. Marwan has performed on numerous stages. The foundation and primary influences of his music are drawn from traditional Ghanaian and African folk music, even though other cultural traits are visible in his work.

Main Photo: Yoji Abe / Bacchanal

Marwan Mograbi on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S05.E11 – May 21, 2017
Radio Venice #12 – December 6, 2015

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Desi Ramone

First and foremost, Desi Ramone is a performance artist. Yes, he writes and sings his original songs but a far cry from the normal humdrum singer/songwriter act.

Standing at 6ft 2 in classic western wear, Desi mixes up his 45 set like a toss salad. Covers and originals to the beats of Surf, Bo Diddly, Hooker Blues, Folk, Powerpop, Honky Tonk. It’s played all on his Gibson Acoustic through Fender Deluxe amp with one purpose … to get you dancing.

Lately he’s been rocking weekly at the Venice Open Mic Night at Larry’s.

“I only play three styles … Johnny Cash, Johnny Ramone and Johnny B Goode” is how he describes his talent. From Modesto CA, via New York City, and now sunny So Cal, he has sat behind the drum set in many trios, then moved to rhythm guitar in bluegrass and country bands as a hired gun. It was on 12/31/12, the 60th anniversary of Hank Williams Sr’s death, Desi Ramone decided, in honor of Hank Sr, “I will do my own songs the way I wanna play em.”

In March 2017 Desi released his single “Red And Yellow Roses” available to buy today on cdbaby (see link below). By year’s end there will be two more singles … a Blasters tune “Little Honey” and another power poppy original “You are gonna be a big queen one day”.

Desi Ramone on Radio Venice

Radio Venice S05.E11 – May 21, 2017
Radio Venice S03.E05 – June 5, 2016

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