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GILLES PETERSONS’ HAVANA CULTURA PROJECT by Noggy
March 26, 2010, 8:34 am
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Yep another Strangefruitmuscblog summer tip coming up for ya’ll. Something Gilles Peterson has been working on and that is going to be available via Bronswood Recordings very soon. To get as excited as I am…..I am going to let Gilles Peterson do the talking and explain what it is he has been working on.

Interested?!  Watch the video below…. 

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Havana Cultura is actually two CDs. The first disc contains the 12 original tracks Gilles recorded with his hand-picked “Havana Cultura Band,” led by pianist Roberto Fonseca. The CD features some outstanding guest appearances from Mayra Caridad Valdés, Ogguere, Danay, Francis Del Rio and Obsesión. To get a feel of what that sounds like click on the soundcloud below….


Forthcoming on ‘Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: Remixed’ on CD/Download via Brownswood Recordings. Louie Vega Remix 12″ coming soon.

The second disc is a compilation of 16 previously released and unreleased tracks, drawing from more top Cuban talent: Los Aldéanos, Telmary, Yusa, Kelvis Ochoa, Doble Filo, Descemer Bueno, Gente de Zona, Harold Lopez Nussa, Kumar, Free Hole Negro, Cubanito 20.02, Wichy de Vedado and Tony Rodriguez. The CD packaging was designed by Alexandre Arrechea, one of Cuba’s brightest art stars.

For more details on Havana Cultura, audio and downloads click here