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Richard Bona

Jazz bassist Richard Bona was born and raised in the West African nation of Cameroon, going on to session dates with Joe Zawinul, Regina Carter, and Bob James as well as a two-year stint as musical director for the great Harry Belafonte. He made his debut as a headliner in 1999 with Scenes from My Life, and two years later Reverence came out. In 2003, Bona made his Verve debut with Munia: The Tale, which explored the territories of rock and jazz while keeping his West African influences, and 2005's Toto Bona Lokua was a joint effort with Lokua Kanza (from the Congo) and Gerald Toto (from Martinique). In 2006, Tiki, featuring guest artists like John Legend and Djavan, was released. ~ Jason Ankeny, Rovi
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Beautiful! Que linda!
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atangan1
Love the rhythm
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This music comes from some one who now has been made whole., born again, new life. His music is ans expression of his liberty!!!!
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YES!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D :-D
:-D :-D!!!!!!!!!
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melissangwem
J'adore Richard Bona! Amazing talent from Cameroon!
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trecia.dejea n
Awesome and understandab l y great as singer and artist in his own right.!!
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Richard Bona's music exemplifies the saying that you don't have to know the language of the song to appreciate it.
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... It's not just the music, vocals (voices) are so integrated to the ritmic poetry that there are no different sounds just a whole sound, so profound searching into your mind and spirit. Great interpretati o s .
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Dynamic live performer. Love his eclectic energy.
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ibperri
Richard's Music is God's gift to all mankind. Thank You Lord........ .
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Bona is the perfect example that good music doesn't need translation. . .
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Just discovered Mr. Bona today. Picked up Scenes from My Life CD on a whim from the library. What a find! This music is wonderful.
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Bona makes some good African Jazz. They sooth my soul my any time I listen to them.
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incredible songs !
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Music within music, how musical can one get! Keep playing & singing, Bona!!!
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jrdevelopmen t
What an eclectic mix of rhythm, folk, Africab-Cuba n - A m e r i c a n music. A truly diverse artist. I like all that I've heard so far...and anxiously await more.
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montewagner0
Great musician and voice, loved him with Pat Metheny in 2002 and at Montreal Jazz Festival in 2004, such a depth of style and voice.
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alldaylong12 3
Beautiful music, my firt time. great music i do wish someone could translate.
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beautiful, can anyone translate?
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Richard Bona tells true stories about the Douala culture and brings us in the days when, in cameroon we will seat by the camp fire and tell stories . He gives me joy when i listen to his music. I love the son call (souninga)
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I have all of Richard Bona's album's - just wish to hear more. What a wonderful blend of cultures - I feel at home - and transported - when I hear his music.
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I like very ,very, much!,The way he play the Bass guitar,he;s extraordinar i e , Artist,Wao !I Would like to know him in person,...
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Love this song! Kalabancoro. Wish I could get it translated!
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BEAUTIFUL MUSIC...GREA T ENERGY.
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didyou say his name is bona. bona fide. theboner master general. kidding aside i like it loads
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ndani28
Does he sing the vocals too? O Beta o Siba sounds incredible!
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jahzmix
This is as good as it gets!!!

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