Richard Bona (Cameroon)

Grammy Award winner Richard Bona is one of the world’s most accomplished bassists, composers and multi-instrumentalists. With his unique sound and voice, he continually represents his Cameroonian origins. This formidable musician has built up a unique style, the fruit of multiple influences, from jazz to bossa nova, from traditional Cameroonian songs to funk, which he has been bringing to the four corners of the globe for thirty years. Richard Bona has toured, composed, recorded and created musical art forms with the greats: Herbie Hancock, Harry Belafonte, Steps Ahead, Quincy Jones, Chick Corea, Buena Vista Social Club, Cesária Évora, Sting, Mike Stern, Pat Metheny, Stevie Wonder, Bobby McFerrin, Chucho Valdés, George Benson, Oumou Sangaré and many others. He is currently working on new Afrobeats, Afropop, Latin and Flamenco projects across Europe, the USA and Latin America. Richard has also taught jazz improvisation at New York University, and continues to teach and mentor young talent around the world. He is also deeply involved in the development of better business and ethical practices in the music business.

It is with great pride that PAPJAZZ welcomes Richard Bona for a 2nd time, in quintet with Nicolas Viccaro, Michael Lecoq, Ciro Manna and Dennis Hernandez.

January 25 @ 19:00

7:00 pm

– 8:00 pm


Karibe Hotel