Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues

By | 08 November, 2011

Gilles Peterson continues his journey into modern Cuban music with the latest instalment of his Havana Cultura set for release on November 14th. The album is entitled Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues and features Cuban artists Roberto Fonseca, Danay Suarez, Edgaro “El Productor en Jefe” and El Tipo Este, among others.

Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues is a double CD, with each CD reflecting a different side of contemporary Cuban music. CD1 finds Gilles in the producer’s chair, overseeing contributions from some of the same people who featured on the first Havana Cultura album, names like Roberto Fonseca, Edrey (from Ogguere), Francis del Rio, Los Aldeanos, El Tipo Este (from Obsesión) and sisters Telmary and Danay Suarez, as well as a variety of new faces. The idea is to show Cuban music in all it’s current glory, giving an authentic taste of the current music scene in Havana.

CD2 features upcoming artists such as Djoyvan, Afrikun, Kola Loka and the Creole Choir of Cuba, as well as exclusive tracks from Danay Suarez, Edgaro “El Productor en Jefe” and El Tipo Este. The focus is on finding those points where modern genres such as reggaeton, dancehall and hip-hop meet traditional and contemporary Cuban styles, and then head off into their own modern hybrid.

You can see the full version of this video at the Havana Cultura website: havana-cultura.com/en/int/gilles-peterson/cuban-music/havana-cultura-the-search-continues.

Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues will be released on November 14th by Brownswood Recordings. The album is currently available for pre-order through Amazon. Here’s a little taster from the album.

You can find out more about Havana Cultura at havana-cultura.com


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