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Havana Cultura

Havana Cultura - ¡Súbelo, Cuba! (Brownswood Recordings)

£9.99 £19.00

Vinyl LP

Format:  Vinyl LP
Cat No:  BWOOD182LP

Led by Gilles Peterson and rum maker Havana Club (that created the Havana Cultura platform in 2007 to promote the island’s contemporary culture), this project shines a light on Cuba’s fast-mutating, rhythmically-adventurous underground. It’s a scene where old ideas are transplanted into new contexts, and like-minded scenes are brought together in new dialogues.

Havana Cultura: ¡Súbelo, Cuba! showcases an extended network of like-minded, forward-thinking musicians driving Cuba’s music forward. Following repeated trips to connect with venues, collectives and DJs, Peterson and Will LV – one half of LV, who’ve released on Hyperdub and Keysound amongst others – linked up with DJ Jigüe, a much-respected producer and DJ, whose Guampara label has charted new directions for Cuban music. He’s been profiled by The Fader and Vice, and the album features his extended network of collaborators, connecting Afro-Cuban traditions with contemporary movements and ideas.


A1. Enciéndelo - Featuring Dj Jigüe, Yissy Garcia*
A2. Compañeros Tropicales Featuring – Dj Jigüe
A3. Bomba - Featuring El Individuo
A4. Diáspora - Featuring Negro Wadpro
A5. Ciclo De La Vida - Featuring Kamerun, Luz De Cuba
A6. Traketeo - Featuring Luz De Cuba
B1. Carambuko - Featuring Joao Pglagarto
B2. Soy Libre - Featuring El Individuo
B3. Number One - Featuring Niño Fony
B4. Encontrándome - Featuring Sigrid (10)
B5. Blues de Mi Barrio - Featuring Yasek Manzano
B6. Eshu - Featuring Kamerun
B7. Hasta Pronto - Featuring Dj Jigüe, Yissy Garcia*