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ANUTHA YES MI SELEKTAH…. SUMMER JUST ARRIVED PT. 2. Haiti, Cuba…

From the Cabo Verde archipelago we travel to Haiti with Paris based Nigerian master drummer Tony Allen for another Afro Futurist meltdown before heading off to Cuba… The Afro-Haitian Experimental Orchestra‘s album is a meeting of minds and deep rhythmic … Continue reading

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LA CLAVE: Gilles Peterson Goes In Search Of Deep Cuban Rumba

Last night I found myself in a packed ICA cinema soaking up the UK premier of the ‘HAVANA CLUB RUMBA SESSIONS… LA CLAVE’ – an invigorating and enlightening investigation into the heart and soul of Cuban culture – RUMBA! – … Continue reading

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?UESTLOVE IN HAVANA: Quest For Cuba

OKAYPLAYER FILMS PRESENTS QUEST FOR CUBA! A Mini-Documentary featuring ?uestlove as brings his own brand of funk to Cuba. This is the story…. WORDS by JAURETSI. Yup. ?uestlove‘s Cuba trip finally gets the full mini-travel documentary it deserves. ?uesto made … Continue reading

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Daymé Arocena: The Spirit of Young Cuba @ St Pancras Old Church

Daymé Arocena launched her forthcoming debut album on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood imprint in the intimate setting of St Pancras Old Church in front an audience charged with anticipation. Last night I ventured into hinterlands of Kings Cross in search of … Continue reading

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COOL BREEZE! HAVANA meets DMZ’s Mala

Despite rejecting ’nuff offers of projects over the years something about Gilles Peterson’s Cuba project f elt right!  The results of their visits to Havana and beyond are now beginning to surface… here’s a taste… “I was totally out of … Continue reading

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BLACK ROOTS OF SALSA… The Film… soon come!

Just come across this up ‘n’ coming film , ‘The Black Roots Of Salsa: The Emancipation of Rumba’, which is due out in 2012 and set to be shown at AFRO-CUBAN SALSA CONGRESS 2012 : 8TH – 10TH JUNE 2012 … Continue reading

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ON THE TURNTABLE…. a few tunes…. a tropical storm is brewing!

Just thought a little round up of tunes was in order…. the music just keeps on coming… OK…FIRST UP COMES ANTHONY JOSEPH’S LATEST OFFERING which he’s elusively named ‘Rubber Orchestras’. This poet, novelist, performer along with his Spasm Band has … Continue reading

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