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, 2011, 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 experience 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, and has been keen on coming and sharing his music with this particular audience. For this occasion, Bona brings his many jazz and world music hits, along with a variety of other genres that will surprise many of his 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 any instrument by just watching how it is executed—as well as being a very capable singer. Bona is a musician and a composer first, and a bassist second, and his music possesses the integrity of having each instrument designed to play a role, and contribute musically to the essence of the theme. To take you to an area or space whose center is occupied by the melody, and not by any particular instrument.
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, having formed in 1987.
Sistema Temperado, come with a tremendous repertoire of high-octane music for this concert, that will certainly leave the stage on fire for the concert by the famous Cameroonian musician.