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David Banjy, Bass Musician Magazine Q&A


David Banjy, Bass Musician Magazine Q&A

Bass Musician Magazine Q&A with Bassist David Banjy

David Banjy, Singer composer and bass player.

Born In What City:
Bujumbura (Burundi)

Current Band(s) I Play With:
Banjy’s Afro

Former Bands I Have Played With:
Paco Diatta Band (Senegalese music), Ruth Rutebe (Afro beat), etc.

CD’s I’ve Released/ Been a Part Of:
Paco Diatta

Describe The Way You Play Bass:
Afro jazz groove

What Made Me Decide to Play Bass:
After a gig with Zawinul syndicate

Musical Influences:
All the music has something special.

Favorite Musical Styles:
Caribbean music, Salsa Zouk, meringue, Samba, bossa.

My Bass(es):
Ibanez BTB Series BTB1305E

My Amps and Other Gear:
Ampeg, Markbass

One Piece Of Advice For Other Bassists:
Continuum of Jaco Pastorius

Favorite Quote or Life Philosophy:
The intelligence not resident in what we know already, but in the art of articulating what we do not know. “Philip H. Keyser”

Most Amazing Gig so Far:
First gig with Banjy’s Afro in Valjoly France. And a gig in Roma Angelo Mai with Ruth Rutebe.

Dream Gig:
My project Afro jazz touring in Africa

Most Embarrassing Moment on Stage:
Jamming to make it look like a gig; always bad.

What Would You Be Doing If You Weren’t A Musician:

What You Can Look Forward to From Me this Year:
Promoting my music.

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