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Mwata Bowden

Born: Oct 11, 1947

Birthplace: Memphis

Profession: Musician

Nationality: United States

Mwata Bowden

Date of Birth : Oct 11, 1947
Birth Place : Memphis

Mwata Bowden is an American jazz reeds player associated with the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians and an instructor in improvisational Jazz at the University of Chicago. He is part of a group known as 8 bold souls but also frequently engages in collaborations with Tatsu Aoki, and helped establish the Miyumi Project which was a blend of music with different ethnic backgrounds, highlighting contributions from Japanese taiko drumming in the framework of jazz music. As part of his regular repertoire, Mr. Bowden plays a range of saxophones and clarinets, as well as flute, zamada, and didgeridoo. He teaches young aspiring musicians in the Chicago area. Mwata has a son who performs "Disco Poetry" under the name Kahari B.


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