Bongo Bluez is a performing artist that also creates art using African fabrics and natural materials. Bongo was born in Miami and raised in New Jersey which gave him an opportunity to experience the New York area. Art and music has always been his first love but by being such a big guy he was chosen to play sports in high school and college. While he was in the army he decided that he was gonna be a musician and after all the criticism from family and others he started buying instruments and never looked back.
While growing up in high school he heard the Last Poets in 1968 and decided that that’s what he wanted to do and here he is a 65 year old Last Poets disciple and we love it. He plays percussion and flute and have played with various groups and other artist around NY area.