For the first time in the Dominican Republic, Richard Bona – One concert only!!!

The well-known bassist will perform a single concert on his first visit to the Dominican Republic

For the first time in the Dominican Republic, Richard Bona – One concert only!!!

Richard Bona, the well-known bassist and vocalist from Cameroon will perform a single concert on his first visit to the Dominican Republic on Wednesday October 12 at 8:00 PM at the Teatro La Fiesta of the Jaragua Hotel.

Latin Jazz Kafé DD, presided by David Drumeaux, will be the producer of the encounter that Bona and his band will have for the first time with a Dominican public that for years has enjoyed his musical offerings.

Richard has been invited to the country several times without being able to materialize an event and has been keen on coming and sharing with this particular audience, and for this occasion brings the many hits that are part of his repertoire of Jazz, World Music and a variety of genres musical that will surprise many of the concert-goers. "He is taking advantage of his visit to the Dominican Republic to present to this public his most recent creations, we guarantee an unforgettable night for lovers of all music," says David Drumeaux.

Bona is a multi-instrumentalist with an incredible natural ability to learn to play any instrument by just watching how it is executed, as well as being a very capable singer. Richard is a musician and a composer before bassist, and his music has the integrity of having each instrument play a role and be designed to contribute musically to the essence of the theme and an area or space whose center is occupied by the melody, and not by any particular instrument.

Bona's language, in his dual role as composer and musician, reflects his many and varied influences (from the complex harmonies of jazz to the intricate polyrhythms characteristic of traditional African music, to the importance of melody which is derived from the musician’s interest in pop and soul). He has played with the likes of Larry Coryell, Michael Brecker, Pat Metheny, Mike Stern, Steve Gadd, Bob James, Chick Corea, among many others.

The famous bassist will be performing with his band, they are: Ernesto Simpson (drums), Etienne Stadwick (keyboards); Tatum Greenblatt (trumpet) and Adam Stoler (guitar)

Opening the concert will be the host country’s Rafelito Mirabal & Sistema Temperado. This is the oldest and most experienced group in the Dominican Republic. Since 1987 playing music from the likes of: Pat Metheny Group, Weather Report, Steps Ahead, John Scofield, Mike Stern, Elements, and Special EFX, among others – they now add the folkloric wealth the country has by playing original compositions and arrangements that honor these roots by incorporating Pri-Pri, Gaga, Guloya, Pambiche, Classic style and Typical style Merengue Classic and many more to Jazz. Mirabal states that ¨Sistema Temperado comes with a tremendous repertoire of high-octane music for this concert that most certainly will leave the stage on fire for the concert of the famous Cameroonian musician, Richard Bona! "

Richard Bona Band with Rafelito Mirabal & Sistema Temperado
Wednesday, October 12th, 2011
8:00 P.M.
Teatro La Fiesta, Jaragua Hotel
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

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