“Travelguides” is led by bassist / composer Damon Banks. This multi-media “sound system” takes the listener/viewer on a global music odyssey that combines infectious rhythms with unforgettable melodies, sonic soundscapes, group improvisation, stunning visuals, creative modern dance and spoken word.
Born and raised in the Bronx, New York, Damon Banks has performed with and / or recorded with some of the entertainment industry’s brightest stars, creative artists and innovative musicians. Most of these artists defy category and genre. These artists include:
George Benson, Peter Gabriel, Caetano Veloso, Angelique Kidjo, Hassan Hakmoun, Chico Hamilton, Hubert Laws, Arto Lindsay, The Neville Brothers, Eileen Ivers, Majek Fashek, Wadada Leo Smith, KRS-ONE, Marc Ribot, Corin Curschellas, Nat Adderley, Diedre Murray, Jamshied Sharifi, George Howard, Loose Ends, Bobby Womack, Miki Howard, Ossie Davis & Ruby Dee, Sekou Sundiata, DJ. SPOOKY, Min Xiao-Fen, Ntozake Shange, Saul Williams, Karsh Kale, Roxane Butterfly, Eric Gadd, Yungchen Llamo and Mamak Khadem (to name a few)