Senegalese superstar Cheikh Lô will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Touhill. (Photo by Nonesuch Record)

Experience one of the great mavericks of African music. Senegalese superstar Cheikh Lô brings his distinctive sound to the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center next month.

The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. April 12 in the E. Desmond and Mary Ann Lee Theater at the Touhill. The doors open at 6:40 p.m. for a pre-show discussion.

Cheikh Lô draws influence from the music of West and Central Africa, as well as Cuban and flamenco. Lô is a superb singer and songwriter as well as a distinctive guitarist, percussionist and drummer. He’s touring in support of his fifth album “Jamm.”

Experience this performance in the Lee Theater cabaret setup. Purchase a table for four ($92), three ($69) or two ($46). General admission tickets are available for $18 each.

For more information, or to order tickets, call the Touhill box office at 314-516-4949, or click here.

The concert is sponsored by International Studies and Programs at UMSL.

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