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  • Richard Bona: Dina Lam

    Richard Bona: Dina Lam

    In today’s featured video, Richard Bona performs his tune “Dina Lam”, from the 2003 album Munia: The Tale. »

  • Richard Bona Wins Antonio Carlos Jobim Award

    Richard Bona Wins Antonio Carlos Jobim Award

    Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has honored bassist Richard Bona with the Antonio Carlos Jobim Award, presented on July 1st, 2010. André Ménard, artistic director and co-founder of the Festival, presented Bona with the award at a press conference on the 1st, with Bona performing music from The Ten Shades of Blues the following... »

  • Richard Bona: Te Misea, Live

    Here’s Richard Bona, performing his tune, “Te Misea (A Scream To Save The Planet)” live on France 3 TV. The performance took place in March 2008. “Te Misea” is from Bona’s 2001 release, Reverence. »

  • Hindi Zahra & Richard Bona: Wait in Vain

    Today’s video comes from ARTE TV’s “One Shot Not” program, with Hindi Zahra and Richard Bona performing Bob Marley’s “Wait In Vain”. See more on Arte TV’s web site »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona live ’96

    Here’s a video performance from the 1996 Hamburg Jazz fest, featuring Joe Zawinul’s band with Richard Bona on bass, Amit Chatterjee on guitar, Mokhtar Samba on drums and Abdou Mboup and percussion. Zawinul was promoting his just-released My People album. »

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  • Richard Bona to hold benefit concert in Cameroon

    Bassist Richard Bona will give a series of concerts to help raise funds for a pediatric ward in his home country of Cameroon. According to a published report, the fundraising event should allow for the building to begin immediately, with the ward supported by missionaries of the Protestant Church and the Lions Club. Bona’s participation... »

  • Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona: Carnavalito

    Zawinul Syndicate with Richard Bona: Carnavalito

    The Zawinul Syndicate’s performance at the North Sea Jazz festival in 1997 included Richard Bona on bass, and all of the videos I’ve seen from that performance have been stellar. This live performance of “Carnavalito”, originally recorded on the album, features Zawinul’s Weather Report bandmate Manolo Badrena on percussion and vocals, with newcomers Paco Sery... »

  • Richard Bona releases “The Ten Shades of Blues”

    Richard Bona has a new solo album out, ten years after his first solo release, Scenes From My Life. The Ten Shades of Blues showcases Bona’s diverse and rich musical background, with noticeable touches of jazz, bluegrass, and European pop. This is an album that should defy expectations. One tune in particular, “Shiva Mantra” has... »

  • Ask Damian Erskine: Learning and transcribing

    Q: I was listening to one of your YouTube videos and thought I heard similar lines that I’ve heard Jaco play (like a run in “Havona”). Regardless, I would like to tackle some of these parts. Do you just have a great ear or did you start out with charts to learn such fast lines?... »

  • Ray’s Raving About… NPR Music

    I am a big fan of talk radio and I especially like the programs on NPR (National Public Radio). In this “rave” I wanted to spotlight the music section on the NPR web site. NPR Music has so many cool things to offer including concerts, studio session, interviews, reviews, etc. There is something for everyone... »