A citizen of the world, from New Zealand
"Syncopated rhythms from West Africa, Arabic Thunder, Flamenco Duende, Latin sunshine, and many other influences from around the world. We can enjoy it all in Jono Heyes' Music." Gita Lancere, Radio Latvia
'Jono Bono' Heyes grew up in an historic gold mining village in the mountains of rural Otago, New Zealand. In 2007, in the southern port city of Dunedin Jono formed his Mama Yeva for a fundraising and petition event for Amnesty International.
This first concert set the tone for a project which has celebrated life as well as being a voice for humanitarian and ecological concerns. Heyes has now played alongside musicians from more than 20 countries, performing at venues and festivals that promote ecological and social justice around the world.
He has released 3 border crossing albums which have featured on international world and folk radio including the BBC, Radio Spain, Radio Czech, Radio latvia, Radio Romania, Radio Hungary and many others.
In 2019 he was a finalist for the New Zealand Music Awards Nominated for best Folk Artist.
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