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    Yoffy lifts a finger... fluff's Avatar
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    Sekou - Cook Islands

    Los Angeles
    Jazz musician /recording artist

    Born and raised in New York, Sekou Bunch began pursuing his creative talents at an early age. One of his first paintings was put on display at the Museum of Art in New York when he was just seven years old. At this time, Bunch also began dancing in local talent shows, often taking first prize. He later became one of the original break dancers in the Bronx, where he often attended the famed "DJ Kool Herc" parties. At age 15, Bunch picked up a bass guitar and, with the help of his Uncle Ralph, found his true passion. Three years later, Bunch recorded his first professional record, Funkin' for Jamaica, an LP that eventually went gold. While honing his skills, he completed two years of college at St. Francis College and Glendale Community College.

    Currently a professional jazz musician, Bunch continues to tour, record and act. He plays electric bass, double bass, clarinet, guitar and piano. He has recorded and performed with Will Downing, Lalah Hathaway, George Benson, Quincy Jones, Coolio, Michael Jackson, Liza Minnelli, Luther Vandross, Roger Daltry, Paul Anka, Anita Baker, Wayne Shorter, Ray Charles and Ice Cube, among others. He co-wrote the Tom Browne single, "Thighs High." He appeared in the feature films "Coming to America," "Wild Orchid" and "Byrd." He has also played on numerous commercials and soundtracks, having most recently recorded the bass for the feature film "The Fast and the Furious 3." He can also be seen in the upcoming feature film "Dreamgirls." In addition, Bunch will release a new CD of his own entitled The Next Level in December 2006.

    Bunch enjoys gardening, painting, drawing, reading and writing. He also enjoys basketball, racquetball and lifting weights. He is most proud of obtaining his first Gold Record Award when he was just 19 years old.

    Bunch currently resides in Los Angeles. He has three children, Brandis, Brooke, Shalonda, a step daughter Kai, a fiancée, Toi, and is a proud grandfather to Carlos and Shelby. His birth date is September 9, 1960.


    Colors: Blue

    Scents: Ocean mist, rose, lavender

    Flowers: Snapdragon, sunflower, carnation

    Board Games: Monopoly, backgammon, chess

    Video Games: Paper Mario, Extreme Racing, Rumble Boxing

    Sports to Play: Football, basketball, racquetball, baseball

    Sports Teams: San Antonio Spurs, NY Giants, San Francisco 49ers, NY Yankees Outdoor Activities: Fishing, camping, hunting, mountain climbing

    TV Shows: Sanford & Son, CSI, SURVIVOR

    Movies: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Godfather, Star Wars, Predator

    Actors: Denzel Washington, Jamie Foxx, Jack Nicholson, James Cagney

    Actresses: Glenn Close, Susan Sarandon, Sigourney Weaver

    Music: Jazz, funk, R&B, rock, pop, rap, country, classical, new age

    Magazines: Forbes, Essence, GQ, National Geographic, Backpacker

    Books/Authors: Alex Haley, John Grisham, Mario Puzo

    Cereals: Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Raisin Bran, Cap'n Crunch

    Fruits: Banana, apple, pineapple, orange, grapes

    Snack Foods: Doritos, Pringles

    Cookies: Macadamia, oatmeal raisin, chocolate chip

    Candy Bars: Hershey's Kisses, O Henry

    Alcoholic Drinks: No favorite

    Non-Alcoholic: No favorite
    Last edited by ShrinkingViolet; 09-12-2006 at 06:29 PM.

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    Somewhere over the rainbow
    This guy has had his share of accomplishments. However, he's a little older. It could be a disadvantage but he looks like he could be an asset to his tribe. He'll be someone to watch for.

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    FORT Fogey CantGetNuf's Avatar
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    Right now I'm voteing for him just because I LOVE his smile!

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    Premium Member dagwood's Avatar
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    I'm sensing alot of personality with him.
    He who laughs last thinks slowest

    #oldmanbeatdown - Donny BB16

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    Michael Jackson AND an original breakdancer...that's awesome. I can't wait to hear his stories!!
    They serenaded the newest champs in this city of champs, and taunted Kobe Bryant and his Lakers, who drowned in a green-and-white wave for 48 minutes.

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    FORT Fogey RBmumsie's Avatar
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    Hmmm, he's the oldest contestant and he's only 45. Interesting.
    No one should have to dance backwards for all of their life.

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    Laziness and arrogance didn't get him far in this game.
    Diplomacy is the art of saying 'Nice doggie!'...till you can find a rock.

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    Don't forget your towel! Lolls's Avatar
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    He was awful! His boot was well-earned.
    fka kickstand

    Can Ya Dig It?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvjunkie View Post
    Laziness and arrogance didn't get him far in this game.
    You got that right.

    I wanted to like him, but he was all mouth and had nothing to back it up. When he gave up on the fire-building to take a nap, that just sealed it for me.
    It was me. I let the dogs out.

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    RIP Sekou. We hardly knew ye

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