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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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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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Tonight… TWO BAAAD SESSIONS…. LIVE….

RUMBA ORISHA presents a night of Cuban roots music. Sacred bata drumming and songs for the Orishas and vibrant Cuban rumba. With special guests Martha Galarraga (ex-Conjunto Folklorico Nacional de Cuba) and Gerardo de Armas Sarria (ex-Yoruba Andabo), two of … Continue reading

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‘AFRICA CARIBE’: Taking up where the Louie Vega mixes left off, Nuyorican DJ/producer, Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell, gets to put his own stamp on some of the classic sounds from the Fania archives.

On Fania Records 2011 comes Hammock House ‘Africa Caribe’, a bold 2-Cd set produced and mixed by Spiritual Life’s Joaquin ‘Joe’ Claussell. Late in 2010, Fania Records hand delivered the original multi-track recording tapes in a battered cardboard box to … Continue reading

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