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Coming off of 2005's Toto Bona Lokua, his world music collaboration with Congolese guitarist and vocalist Lokua Kanza and Martinique singer Gerald Toto, Cameroonian bassist/multi-instrumentalist/vocalist Richard Bona's fourth solo album continues the artist's exploration of the possible linkages of global fusion, jazz, R&B, and pop. Bona has already proven his value to others by lending his bassmanship to an array of artists ranging from Bobby McFerrin (whose scat-informed vocal style is not unlike Bona's) to Paul Simon, Chick Corea, and Queen Latifah. But Tiki is about the expansion of his own brand name, with Bona providing much of the keyboards, guitar, and percussion in addition to the fluid bass pulses and the smooth, unhurried vocals that permeate the set. Shuffling between African, Latin, Brazilian, and Western pop and funk rhythms and a grab-bag of harmonic colors and mesmerizing melodies, Bona's talents as a multi-tasker finally converge here into an unmistakable identity. Guests, among them multiple Grammy-winning singer John Legend (on the opening track, "Please Don't Stop"), Indian music vocalist Susheela Raman, Brazilian star Djavan, and jazz guitar dynamo Mike Stern all assist graciously. But the particular stew that is Tiki is all Richard Bona this time, the richest, most whole manifestation of his artistry to date.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/22/2006
Label: Imports
UPC: 0602498412435
catalogNumber: 5003179
Rank: 69497

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Richard Bona   Primary Artist,Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Bass Guitar,Electric Guitar,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Sampling,Mbira,Synthesizer Bass,Guitar (12 String Acoustic),Lead,Mbiri
Djavan   Vocals
Mike Stern   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Vinnie Colaiuta   Drums
George Colligan   Piano
Barry Danielian   Trumpet
Helio Delmiro   Guitar
Clark Gayton   Trombone
Joyce Hammann   Violin
Aaron Heick   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Richard Locker   Cello
Lois Martin   Viola
Marcos Suzano   Percussion
Luisito Quintero   Percussion
Marcelo Martins   Flute
Belinda Whitney   Violin
Nathaniel Townsley   Drums
Davi Vieira   Rap
Kenny Rampton   Trumpet
Tom Chiu   Violin
Aquiles Baez   Tres,quatro
Ari Hoenig   Drums
Conrad Harris   Violin
Susheela Raman   Vocals
Marc Berthoumieux   Accordion
Osmany Paredes   Piano
John Legend   Vocals,Background Vocals
Obed Calvaire   Drums
Dave Eggar   Cello
Tonino Horta   Acoustic Guitar

Technical Credits

Gil Goldstein   Orchestration,String Arrangements
Jaco Pastorius   Composer
Greg Calbi   Engineer
Daniel Richard   Executive Producer
Pete Karam   Engineer
Richard Bona   Composer,Producer,Engineer,String Arrangements,Audio Production
Marc Berthoumieux   Composer
Lukas "Blasty" Chauvière   Engineer

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