Groove – Episode #27: Richard Bona
He’s known as “The African Sting,” and people compare his style, approach and flair of the electric bass to Jaco Pastorius. If there’s one word that best describes Richard Bona it is: artist. The Cameroon native blends elements of African rhythms with jazz, rock, and pop. He has played with guitarist Mike Stern and Japanese guitarist Kazumi Watanabe. That’s not it. Pat Metheny, Bobby McFerrin, Mario Canonge, John Legend and more. Still, that’s not it. He’s a well-respected and much-loved solo artist as well.
In short, Bona has become one of the most sought-after and admired musicians of this generation. His latest album, Heritage, is a testament to why. The stories that he tells are amazing.
Enjoy the conversation…