African Vibes: Gros Ngolle Pokossi
Kamerun - dieses Land in Zentralafrika hat der Welt viele herausragende Bassisten beschert. Neben den in der Musikszene bekannten Namen wie Richard Bona, Etienne M'Bappe und Armand Sabal-Lecco gibt es viele kamerunische Bassisten, die man auf dem Zettel haben sollte. Gros Ngolle Pokossi...
Bass Quarterly written by Phil Donkin
A Talk With Gros Pokossi NGOLLE
Flashmag this month will meet a globetrotter of music that played on all continents. Born in Cameroon, at 14 he will be initiated to the bass guitar. Later he will play alongside renowned artists of the Cameroonian scene such as Ndedi Eyango, Moustick Ambassa, Jean Dikoto MANDENGUE, Vicky Edimo, Alhaji Toure or Roger Saba Lecco to mention only those. In 1986, he traveled to France to polish his mastery of the art of music and then crossed to Germany, where he will spend 25 years playing music both in the studio and accompanying artists on stage. He went on tour around the world with the Decoding Society of Roland Shannon Jackson, James Carter, and Jef Lee Johnson. Later, he will also tour with the Indian jazzist Trilok Gurtu with whom... Link to the full article in English - Lien vers l'article complet en francais
Flashmag! written by Hubert Marlin Elingui Jr
Interview with Bassist Gros Ngolle Pokossi
There are places that produce a bumper crop of some of the world’s most notable musicians. In the bass world, places like Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Virginia, etc. are virtually known as bass player factories. For example, Willie Dixon, Verdine White, Ethan Farmer, Chuck Webb, Bill Dickens, etc., all hail from Chicago. Nate Watts, Ralphe Armstrong, Al Turner, James Jamerson, etc., are from Detroit. Stanley Clarke, Anthony Jackson, Gerald Veasley, Christian McBride, Victor Bailey, etc., developed in Philadelphia. Victor Wooten, James Genus, etc. are from the Virginia area. To these places, we should also add the African country of Cameroon.
Cameroon has given us bass greats like Etienne Mbappe, Armand Sabal-Lecco, Richard Bona, and many more. To this illustrious list, you can now add bassist Gros Ngolle Pokossi...Link to the full article
Bass Musician Magazine written by Vuyani Wakaba
Cameroonian International Bassist Exposition
For the first time, four generations of Cameroonian bassists came together from different corners of the planet to be honored. Photo Exhibition by famous Parisian photographer, Alain Herman. Innov'Tempo