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Adam Solomon & Tikisa
Adam was born in Mombasa, Kenya and was introduced to the guitar early on. In fact, once his father had stopped playing, Adam would smuggle the guitar out of the attic and play happily outside for hours, forgetting even to come in at night. Adam has had an extensive professional career. His influences include such talents as Doctor Nico, Ali Farka Toure, Wilson Peter Kinyonga, Orchestra Lipua Lipua, BB King, George Benson and Al Clough.
Adam has become an accomplished band leader, vocalist, and composer. He specializes in lead guitar but is a facile multi-instrumentalist. In April 2005, Adam won the Juno Award for Best World Music Album of the Year (Canada). He has also garnered wins at the Toronto African Music Awards (TAMA) for Best New Performers and Best Release. His discography includes “Safari”, “Rocket Express II: African Renaissance Blues”, and contributed two tracks to the CD “African Guitar Summit”, produced by the CBC.
“My goal is to gain more recognition internationally for the African music genre, and to share this unique experience with others who aren’t yet familiar with it. Music is the universal language, and for me, music comes from Kaya, which is a source of healing and is where we all belong.”—Adam Solomon
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