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Richard Bona, Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (2016 24/44 FLAC)

Richard Bona, Mandekan Cubano - Heritage (2016 24/44 FLAC)

Richard Bona, Mandekan Cubano – Heritage (2016 24/44 FLAC)

Artist: Richard Bona, Mandekan Cubano
Album: Heritage
Release/Reissue: 2016
Genre: Latin Jazz

01. Aka Lingala Tè
02. Bilongo
03. Matanga
04. Jokoh Jokoh
05. Cubaneando
06. Essèwè Ya Monique
07. Santa Clara Con Montuno
08. Ngul Mekon
09. Muntula Moto
10. Eva
11. Kivu
12. Kwa Singa

Richard Bona’s Afro-Cuban heritage is at the heart of his latest album: Heritage. Appearing on Quincy Jones’ label Qwest records, the album was created by the Cameroonian from Douala and his band Mandekan Cubano. Lying somewhere between traditional music and Afro-Cuban jazz, Richard Bona and his accomplices subtly blend together torrid grooves and melancholy ballads. Heritage draws its inspiration from the long history of Mandekan speaking slaves from West Africa, who were brought to Cuba with their music and traditions. Initially, the pulsations of social clubs known as Cabildos helped to preserve and perpetuate cultural myths to local Cubans as well as immigrants from Spain, through its unique forms of dance, music, ritual and oral tradition. Today it’s thanks to the dazzling beat of global music that Bona, regarded by the greats as a bass genius, never stops shining far and wide.

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