Bona, Richard (1967)

Richard Bona (2009). Picture by Tom Beetz. Creative Commons License

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Alternative first name spellings: Bona Pinder Yayumayalolo
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Description: Richard Bona is a composer, singer and bass player from Cameroon. He composes jazz fusion music with a multitude of ethnic influences and characteristic rhythms of traditional African music. He is a virtuous bass player considered one of the current greatest exponents of jazz. Richard plays many instruments because he has a natural ability to learn to play any instrument observing how it’s played. He has recorded 11 albums, won a Grammy Award in 2002 and has performed with the best reference musicians of the moment.
Sex: Male. Occupation: Composer, singer, bass player.
Place of Birth / Death: Minta, Cameroon Country Tags: Cameroon.
Periods: 20th Century, 21th Century Genres: Jazz music, Instrumental music, Vocal music, Dance music, World Music.
Styles: Jazz, Latin, Folk, World Music, Ethnic, Funk, Soul, Pop. School / Group: –
Instruments: Voice, bass and drums. Relatives: –
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External links



  • Bohlman, Philip V (2002). World Music. OUP Oxford.
  • Cooke, Mervyn; Horn, David (2002). The Cambridge Companion to Jazz. Cambridge Companions to Music. Cambridge University Press.
  • Gioia, Ted (2011). The History of Jazz. Oxford University Press.
  • Kernfeld, Barry, ed. (2002). The New Grove dictionary of Jazz (2 ed.). New York: Grove’s Dictionaries.
  • Kirchner, Bill (2005). The Oxford Companion to Jazz. Oxford University Press.
  • Morgan, Robert P. (1999). La música del siglo XX. Madrid: Akal.
  • Shepherd, J., ed. (2003). Continuum Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World. New York: Continuum.