Di 11. Juli 2017

Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano (CAM/CU/VEN/MEX/ESP/USA)

Richard Bona: bass, vocals
Rey Alejandro: trombone
Dennis Hernandez: trumpet
Ludwig Afonso: drums
Osmany Paredes: piano
Luis Quintero: percussion
Roberto Quintero: percussion

Bassist/vocalist RICHARD BONA, born and raised in Cameroon, arrived in New York in the mid-’90s and wowed crowds with his unique sound and presence. Some even outrageously hinted that Bona was the second coming of Jaco Pastorius. He soon rebuffed the comparisons as the musical director for Harry Belafonte’s European tour in 1998, then touring the world as a member of the Pat Metheny Group and showed his own true voice with his impressive debut album, Scenes From My Life, in 1999. His latest project is his spirited Afro-Cuban group Mandekan Cubano which melds together a variety of roots music, from Africa, South America and of course Cuba. Bona’s seven-piece band includes two percussionists making this celebration ripple and soar. (Pressetext)