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12 April, 2019For those not familiar, Carlos Acosta, born in Cuba in ’73 into an impoverished family, is one of the most... Read Article 25 July, 2018Chopping between foot-stomping bass, Angolan kuduro and even a sample from Sugarhill Gang’s “Rapper’s Delight”, the new EP from Cuban producer DJ... Read Article 20 June, 2018Picture a warm tropical night caressed by fresh breezes from the Caribbean Sea, palm trees against the starlit sky, a... Read Article 10 June, 2018What is there to say about Cuba? Since President Barack Obama thawed relations with the island nation, and current President Donald... Read Article 18 April, 2018From the first scene Últimos Días en la Habana (Last Days in Havana) begins with a visual Cuban identity, starting with... Read Article 05 April, 2018Candelaria (Jhonny Hendrix Hinestroza, 2017) is a heartwarming but rickety Havana tale of rediscovering sensuality later in life, without the... Read Article 07 February, 2018Recent tourists of Cuba will tell you: the song you hear at nearly every establishment in Havana, or in the... Read Article 06 March, 2017Daymé Arocena has had a mad few years. Her powerful voice and charisma have taken her on a journey leading... Read Article 03 March, 2017From Buena Vista Social Club to Mayra Andrade and Raúl Midón, Roberto Fonseca has certainly earnt his reputation as an... Read Article 13 February, 2017Daymé Arocena is a sign of the changes in Cuba, of opening up, a country spreading its wings into the... Read Article 06 July, 2016Director Daniel Abma has created a film that shows the reality of Cuba in many layers, some of which are... Read Article 29 January, 2016The latest instalment in the Havana Cultura series focuses specifically upon the three principal rhythmic styles that underpin rumba: guaguancó, yambu,... Read Article 28 January, 2016Nearly thirty years have passed since Gilles Peterson curated his first Sunday afternoon session at the legendary Dingwalls club in... Read Article 11 June, 2014One of Havana’s finest live bands, Maykel Blanco y su Salsa Mayor, will be making their London debut on Saturday... Read Article 11 May, 2012Gilles Peterson‘s Havana Cultura project never stops giving, as evidenced by these two latest EPs and accompanying mixtape. The Agita... Read Article 19 November, 2011This Saturday (19th November) Gilles Peterson and his Havana Cultura band will be performing at Electric Brixton in London. The... Read Article 08 November, 2011Gilles Peterson continues his journey into modern Cuban music with the latest instalment of his Havana Cultura set for release... Read Article 13 August, 2010Today, you may think of Gilles Peterson as a DJ. A DJ yes, but he has helped launch the careers... Read Article 08 July, 2010Two years ago Gilles Peterson ventured to Cuba in search of Havana-based musicians. Suitably impressed with what he found he... Read Article