Eventos / RICHARD BONA MANDEKAN CUBANO / 2016-10-22


RICHARD BONA MANDEKAN CUBANO


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Originally  from  Cameroon,  Bona  remains  truetohisroots,withAfricanrhythmsreflectedineachofhissevenalbums; thefirstthree,ScenesfromMyLife,ReverenceandMuniadisplayhisuniqueapproachtostorytellingthroughsounds. Seekinginspirationfromhisorigins,thethemesofBona’salbumsaddressinternationalissueswhichmirrorhisdesire ofusingmusictotakeastance  on  issuesaffectingtheoppressed.Withnumerousawards,performances,andyearsof expertise,Bonahasbecomeoneofthemostaccomplished  and  sought-after  musicians  of  this  generation.

 

Receiving  the  prestigious  Victoires  du  Jazz  Award  for  “BestInternationalArtistof2004;”confirmedhisabilitytoap- pealtoamultitudeofaudiencesranging  from  jazz,  pop,  bossanova,  traditional,  afro-beat  and  funk.  Bona’sroleinthe group,StepsAhead,BonahasperformedonmanystagessuchastheAdelaideInternationalGuitarFestivalandwith manyluminariessuchasJohnLegendforhisalbum,Tiki,whichwasalsonominatedforaGrammyin2007for“Best Contemporary World MusicAlbum.”

 

Despite   the   fact   that   he  spent  the   entirety  of  2008  and  2009  on  anon-stoptour,BonareleasedTheTenShadesofBlues, lendinganauralguidebooktohisexperienceswiththedifferentshadesofthebluesfoundinfar-flunglocationssuchas theSahel,Brazil,India,UnitedStatesandCameroon.TheFestivalInternational  de  Jazz  de  Montrealhasdulyhonored BonawiththeAntonioCarlosJobim  Award;  distinguishing  himasanartistinthefieldofworldmusicwhose  influenceon theevolutionofjazziswidelyrecognized.HealsoreceivedtheprestigiousSACEMJazzAward(GrandPrixJazzSACEM) in2012fortheJazzGrandPrize.Additionally,hiscertifiedGold2013album,Bonafied,demonstrates   a  fusión  ofcultures  in  which  he  is  continuously  developing   into  his  Mandekan  Cubano.

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