Opera soloist trained by such prestigious names as Luciano Pavarotti or Franco Corelli, began his teaching career in the world of opera, quickly his methodology, his extraordinary personality and his love for all kinds of voices allowed him to teach also to the pop singer.

 

Tv: He was a technical teacher and coach, in Star Seeds, and Star Academy 2.

 

Voice coaching on TV sets. (R.Kelly, Celine Dion)
Coaching also on different studio albums.

Among his former students the list of known names is long, but really heterogeneous; he made work:

Tete, Zazie, Celine Dion, Anastacia, BB BRUNES, R Kelly, Benjamin Diamond (Daft Punk); Neneh Cherry, China, Papa Wemba, Nicoletta, Sorel, Laam, Passi, Assia, Stomy Bugsy, Nadiya, or Line Renaud for his recent return to the stage and his first Olympia. He also works with actors Isabelle Carré or Kad Merah just to name a few.

Richard Bona was born in 1967 in Minta, Cameroon, into a family of musicians.

His grandfather is a singer and percussionist, his mother, also a singer. At age four, he starts balafon. From the age of five, he performs in the church of his village (Parish Holy Cross of Minta). His talent is quickly noticed and he animates festivals and ceremonies.

 

From a poor background, he uses brake cables stolen from a bicycle shop to make a guitar.

 

His family moved to Douala. Bona regularly dries the lessons to train. In the evening, he plays beef in the clubs of the city and plays with Messi Martin. In 1980, he set up his first orchestra for a Douala jazz club run by a Frenchman. The owner introduces him to jazz and especially Jaco Pastorius. He decides to play bass

 

Three-time Grammy Award-winning Richard Bona, Victoire du Jazz and Grand Prix Sacem created in 2015 his first Bonafide restaurant club on 52nd Street in New York.

In a few years, Bonafide has become a must-see address and ranked No. 1 by Yelp.com. Today, located at the foot of the Seine Musical Auditorium on Seguin Island, Nubia takes up the challenge with a restaurant, a bar, a terrace and an exceptional concert hall open to all musical trends. Nubia takes up the challenge with a restaurant, a bar, a terrace and an exceptional concert hall equipped by BOWERS & WILKINS and open to all musical trends.

 Jazz  festival with Luc et Ceccarelli

91, St Rémy les Chevreuses,

Nubia, L'ile Seguin, 

92, Boulogne Billancourt

Born on October 29, 1950 in Bandjoun, he was born from a father and mother bandjoun village in western Cameroon, Tala lost his mother at the age of four and his father twelve years later. He makes his first guitar made of nylon thread and tries to imitate as faithfully as possible the rhythms that rocked his childhood. At the age of seventeen, he succumbs to the wave of French song. It is the time yéyé.

 

Of all the singers, Johnny Hallyday is his favorite. Influenced by these new sounds and agreements, he founded his first musical group, the "Rock Boys" with which he played his first compositions: the labor penalties, honor your father and your mother. Success is immediate. Then follow the first contracts and concerts across Africa. The "Rock Boys" become the "Black Tigers" with a young guitarist, Sam Fan Thomas. At twenty, his meeting with Manu Dibango is decisive.

 

The latter advised him to turn to French record companies. Thanks to the solidarity of the members of his family, he flies to Paris and signs a contract with Decca. Tala then composes the titles Sikati, Potaksina and especially Namala ebolo: more than one hundred thousand discs sold.

Tala will definitely establish his fame in 1975 with the album Hot Koki, international success that will earn him to be plagiarized by James Brown at the peak of his art under the title "The Hustle". In 1978, after four years of bitter legal battles, the court found him right and sentenced James Brown to pay him back all his rights.

Concert des 10 ans de carrière de David K

Yaoundé, Cameroun

Several artists accompany the LEWE4 label like JP Essomè, Charlotte Dipanda, Donny Elwood, Alphonse Nzindou (Palata Singers), Moustik Karismatik, Queen Eteme, Jimmy Mulovhedzi (from Soweto Gospel Choir), and many others ...

MUSICAL CO-DIRECTOR with Patrice ANOH of THE VOICE AFRICA Francophone Season 1 (2016-2017)

Edition gathering 17 countries of French-speaking Africa

 

FOUNDER, CHIEF ORDER AND CHOIR of the WE ARE ONE choir (40 pers)

2000-Present

 

Creation of a repertoire of more than 50 songs: compositions and covers systematically rearranged only by myself

Directory mainly soul / rnb but also Pop / ndombolo: cut off /

in french, english, lingala, bulu, spanish

Coaching on these songs of the whole choir and each soloist.

Composition, programming and live performance of the instrumental parts

 

WE ARE ONE best choir of SISTER ACT 2013 competition in PARIS

 

CHIEF ORCHESTRA of JUST GROOVIN 'BAND, 2011-2012

for WE JUST GROOVE, event company for the promotion of non-publicized artists

TYRON BEAL, TANYA MICHELLE, JULIA CINNA, KTEB, NELLY STAN etc.

 

ORCHESTRA CHIEF of SANKOFA SOUL CONTEST 2005-2008

The only European soul / nu soul music competition sponsored by GENO YOUNG (Erykah BADU) on a repertoire of 500 standard songs

 

CHIEF ORCHESTRA for TEEYAH 2006,

Ivorian singer (offbeat / zouk) at the Palace of Culture in ABIDJAN

 

 

CHOIR / REPEATER DIRECTION (for Live performances)

 

For MARIAH CAREY (Paris Bercy 1996) with the SOULFUL choir

For CELINE DION (WORLD MUSIC AWARDS 1997 in MONACO and HAYSEL Stadium in Belgium) with the SOULFUL choir

For JOSH GROBAN, JOHNNY HALLYDAY, YANNICK NOAH, AMEL BENT, KERY JAMES, TUNISIANO (on TV sets, CANAL +, TF1, and ZENITH, OLYMPIA etc ...

Our goal is also to carry out social action on the ground. Get out of our comfort zones to meet those who were like us a few years ago and deserve our full attention and admiration.

 

What a beautiful time spent in this hospital!

Looking forward to return

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PARISIAN MEETING FOR THE PREPARATION OF A SHOW IN 2019 - LEWE 4 PRODUCTION

 

 

"According to HE CHOOSED us before the foundation of the world that we should be SAINTS and without blame in front of HIM in LOVE"
Ephesians 1: 4

Calvin Bridges is anointed by GOD to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ. At age seven, Calvin met the Lord and was baptized in faith with great love for the Lord Jesus Christ. He is chosen to do a job for the Master.

The Lord has dedicated Reverend Calvin Bridges to teaching Praise and Worship seminars and gospel music around the world. After graduating from Chicago State University's Southern Theological Seminary and Kennedy King Community College in 1982, he was ordained to the gospel ministry at the Faith Tabernacle Baptist Church in Chicago, Illinois, where he was Associate Minister and Minister of the Gospel. the music.

 

1999 On August 18, 2000, Bridges was ordained Elder in the Churches of God in Christ by Bishop William H. Bonner of the Sixth Jurisdiction of Illinois. Currently, he is a member of the Church of the Apostolic Faith of Chicago, Bishop, Dr. Horace E. Smith, pastor, and serves the nations of the earth through the Word and Song, singing and teaching the Good News about Jesus.

With a passion for the Gospel and compassion for people of all walks of life, God has appointed Calvin to twelve countries, including Crusades in Antigua, Jamaica, Ghana, Kenya, Germany and concerts in England, France , Italy, Norway and Sweden. and Switzerland. In addition to numerous recordings, appearances on TV and radio, her honors also include composing gospel favorites, "Chosen", "I can go to God in prayer", and "Spread the Word" (nominated to the Grammys). Bridges is also the recipient of two of the most coveted Stellar Awards in Gospel music.

 

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