"Professor" Adam Solomon--A fresh flavor of African music!
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Adam Solomon was born in Mombassa, Kenya, and began performing at an
early age, playing kivoti (flute) and Kayaamba (shaker) at village
celebrations and festivals. He established his career playing lead
guitar and singing on recordings and videos with Kenya's most
popular bands and musicians, such as Joseph Kamaru, Professor M.B
Naaman and the Nine Stars Orchestra, Super Wanyika Stars of Issa
Juma, Lessa Lessan vocalist of Dr.Nico, Super Mazembe ya Mushosho,
Kanda Bongo Man and Mombasa Roots band. Now living in Toronto,
Canada, Adam formed his band Tikisa in 1995. Retaining his roots in
traditional music, Adam's compositions are comprised of a wide
variety of African
rhythms, from traditional chela, highlife, soukous, reggae, and
samba to bossa nova and traditional 6/8 beat chakacha. Adam sings in
six languages: Swahili, English, Lingala, Duruma, Giriama, and
Arabic. "The Professor," as
he is known in musical circles, is highly respected as a lead
guitarist and vocalist. In addition, he is experienced as a bass and
rhythm guitar player and keyboard player. Adam Solomon & Tikisa have
performed across Canada and the US in clubs and major festivals.
Adam Solomon was a co-founder of Canada's great pan-African band,
The AfroNubians, with whom he toured western Canada in 1993 and
collaborated on two CD releases: Tour to Africa and The Great
Africans. His touring credits also include workshops with African
super stars Papa Wemba from Congo and Ismael Lo from Senegal. Adam
Solomon has released two Cds "SAFARI" Afro-Pop music, best release
at Toronto African Music Awards & best band of the year. His latest
solo release "African Renaissance Blues Rocket Express II" is a best
selling Album. As well as his career as a band leader, Adam is also
establishing a reputation in music education and as a valuable
contributor to programs in African Heritage education.
Submitted by drummergirl_25_2004, Adam's partner in life and music...