When « HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON » when Cuba meets Jamaica. These two islands are so different yet so close. Two countries passionately linked to music where migration and diversity provide a cultural mix and hotbed of creativity. That is why 'Havana Meets Kingston', released 3RD November via Baco Records, is such a special and important project.
The creation of Australian globetrotter producer Jake Savona aka Mista Savona, it is the first ever album collaboration between Jamaican and Cuban musicians and also the first album sung simultaneously in Spanish, English and Jamaican Patois.
Recorded at Havana's famed Egrem studios in Cuba over the course of eight days, the album is a melting pot of traditional and contemporary Cuban and Jamaican music and brings together the best artists from both islands including Sly & Robbie, Bongo Herman, 'Bopee' Anderson, Ernest Ranglin, Rolando Luna and Barbarito Torres from Buena Vista Social Club and Los Van Van.
Inspired by Juan de Marcos González and Ry Cooder's « Buena Vista Social Club » project, the musicians featured collaborated, composed and improvised together to create an incredible album of songs. By bringing together such gifted and established musicians into a unique recording situation, « HAVANA
MEETS KINGSTON », showcases the best of each island's musical heritage and encourages a completely new fusion of styles.
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