Tiki

Decca (2006)

Richard Bona, a songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist from Cameroon, built his name on the music scene as a top-shelf session musician and solo artist. TIKI, Bona’s fourth solo effort, is a case study in world fusion. In addition to Bona’s excellent chops (he plays many of the album’s instruments himself, including the bass, for which he is particularly well known), the disc boasts an immediately appealing sound that draws heavily on Afro-Pop, but also boasts Latin rhythms, Indian melodies, American pop, R&B, and funk elements, and nearly everything in between. Bona’s beautiful, soothing vocals carry TIKI’s memorable melodies, while guest appearances by John Legend, Susheela Ramen, and guitarist Mike Stern raise the world-class profile of this impressive release.

Tracklist

01. Please Don’t Stop feat. John Legend (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

02. Dipama (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

03. Tiki feat. Susheela Raman (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

04. Kivu (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

05. O Beta O Siba (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

06. Esoka Bulu (Night Whisper) (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

07. O Sen Sen Sen (Marc Berthoumieux – Richard Bona) Sous La Ville/Richard Bona (SACEM)

08. Manyaka O Brazil feat Djavan (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

09. Three Women (Jaco Pastorius)

10. Ba Senge (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

11. Ida Bato (Ancient Song 1789)  (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

12. Akwa Samba Yaya (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

13. Calçabao De Copacabana (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

13. Samaouma (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)

14. Nu Sango (Richard Bona)  Universal Music France (SACEM)