From: DC, United States
Genre: Jazz, New Age Piano, Smooth Jazz
Mbandi is a 21st century composer who has been able to tap into a seemingly endless source of inspiration. Song after song, album after album, Mbandi continues to mesmerize fans all over the world. His music transcends borders, cultures and language and has found a place in the hearts of fans from all walks of life, ages, religions and cultures.
Mbandi was born on May 11th 1979 in Limbe (formally Victoria), a small Cameroonian seaside town on the Atlantic coast of West Africa. Limbe which is home to one the few black sand beaches in the world, gained it’s independence along with the rest of Cameroon from British rule in the early 60s.
In 1994, In search of a better life for their son, Mbandi’s parents made the difficult decision to send him to America and the young age of 15. “Coming to America was very exciting but at the same time, challenging” It is during this period that Mbandi tapped into his feelings of Nostalgia, excitement and hope to create some of his most compelling composition to date. Songs like “A New Beginning and Missing home – just to name a few - give the listener some insight to the mind of a great composer.