Bamford Stevens is a classically trained musician (Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied piano under Dorothy K. Price). He has acquired extensive experience as a composer, arranger, jobbing musician, and educator. His musical style evolved by incorporating Jazz harmonies and rhythms into popular, traditional, and ethnic music. Bamford's original compositions and musical arrangements have been placed in multiple broadcast, film and television productions worldwide, and provide a showcase for the skilled musicianship of the performing artists with whom he is associated.
"Pleurs de la Forêt" ("Tears of the Forest"), composed by Armand Bokally (Cameroon, Africa) and arranged by Alan Marchand, alerts the international community to the plight of sub-Saharan African pygmies, whose habitat continues to be threatened by deforestation. Mixed Vocals, African, African Traditional
"L'enfant" (The Child), Armand Bokally (Cameroon, Africa) alerts the international community to the suffering of sub-Saharan African children. Our arrangement features Native male and female chants sung in French. Orchestral and indigenous instruments. Documentary travel channel tribal world music, Mixed Vocals, African, African Traditional
"Couleur Café", composed by Armand Bokally and arranged in collaboration with Alan Marchand, features a potpourri of African sounds and rhythms. The predominant "Bolo" rhythm, performed on ndjembe (African drum) and backed by African percussion, originates from a coastal Cameroon tribe. Instrumental, African, Cote d'Ivoire
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