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 Billy Bungo resides in the quiet town of Montclair, New Jersey. He is an accomplished musician, a Priest of Ifa, and an amazing wood carver. When he is not playing music (he plays over 20 instruments) or doing spiritual work, you will find him quietly working on his wood carvings. Born and raised in Montclair, New Jersey, Billy Bungo lived in Nigeria for many years. This is reflected in both his music and his carvings. I met Billy Bungo about 15 years ago. I am very familiar with his music (which I will post and share at a later date).…

Last month, here in Los Angeles, we had the Pan African Film Festival.  One of the films featured was the documentary “City of God- 10 Years Later.”  First of all, if you haven’t seen the film “City of God” I highly recommend that you do.  Released in 2002, it was a little independent film from Brazil that took the world by storm!  It’s about 2 boys growing up in the slums of Rio de Jeneiro in the 1970’s.  One becomes a photographer the other becomes a drug dealer.  It is based on a true story. “City of God- 10 years…

If you are a true lover of music, you will love and appreciate this. Let me introduce to you, latin jazz sensation, violinist Luis Montilla. Born in Maracalbo, Venezuela now residing here in Los Angeles. Luis is a prodigious improvisor and can play every genre of music. Classical, jazz, latin jazz, R&B, and even hip hop to name a few. Words can’t even describe what this man can do with a violin. His style of playing literally tugs at your soul. Here is a piece he wrote for his father “A Mis Padres”… Enjoy!