Lorraine LH

Lorraine LH

Host/presenter, Music Composer, Musician and Singer

Birmingham, United Kingdom

Member Since:
January 2014
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> 2 weeks ago
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About Lorraine

Lorraine Lionheart is a fast growing African artist with a great and deep personal ambition to conquer the Global world music scene, staying true to her music and its roots, and putting her country Botswana on the international music map.

Also known to those close to her as Lolo, the UK based singer was born and raised in the Kalahari Desert, in Botswana, the country they call the jewel of Africa and one of the most romantic African countries. She has a pure experience of growing up in an area so untouched, beautifully remote and that carries a unique sense of deep rooted spirituality. The singer says her music is deeply influenced by the music of the Basarwa tribe of the Kalahari Desert otherwise widely known as the Bushmen. In her words “the Basarwa are the world’s most beautiful people”. Having spent most of her childhood in remote African villages, performing on stages around the world and being of any interest to the media was never her dream, but turning out to be her destiny. Even though she embraces her African roots and sings in her native languages as well as in English, her music has NO geographical barriers and appeals to even an audience unfamiliar with African music.

Fela Kuti, Miriam Makeba, Angelique Kidjo, Richard Bona, Bob Marley , Paul Simon, Neil Young, Johnny Cash , Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton , Joan Armatrading, Tracy Chapman, Lady Smith Black Mambazo, PJ Powers, Youssou N’Dour, Peter Gabriel, Letta Mbulu, Jabu Khanyile, Lucky Dube, Caiphus Semenya, Tshepo Tshola, Ringo Madlingozi, Oliver Mutukuzi, Jabu Khanyile, Hugh Masikela, Kanda Bongo Man, Nina Simone, Sam Cooke and Etta James are just a few of the names that have influenced her the most musically.

Lorraine performs mainly her own original material but also does unique versions of popular songs from artists who inspire her. She usually performs with a 5 piece band or more, but can also do stripped back performances with just one other guitarist/pianist or percussionist. She enjoys collaborations with different artists and is a great team player. She is also available for African music workshops and charitable work.

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