Havana Cultura ¡Súbelo Cuba [Brownswood, 2018]
This week on Morning Mari* our album of the week is Brownswood Recordings latest voyage to Cuba, Havana Cultura ¡Súbelo Cuba. Released on 15th June, the album is a celebration of the new sounds resonating from Cuba.
Led by Gilles Peterson and rum maker Havana Club, the album is produced by Will LV and DJ Jigue, it 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.
The album provides a snapshot of a unique club culture that’s fast evolving. On the one hand, it’s indebted to Cuba’s unique characteristics, where regularly-practised traditions are coloured by intermittently-experienced cultures from outside. On the other, it’s part of a global shift toward de-centred club music, with homegrown, influence-grabbing dance cultures tilting attention from club culture’s traditional epicentres. It offers a new side to Havana that’s firmly rooted in its past.
01 Enciéndelo (Feat. DJ Jigüe & Yissy García) 02 Compañeros tropicales (Feat. DJ Jigüe)
03 Bomba (Feat. El Individuo)
04 Diáspora (Feat. Negro WadPro)
05 Ciclo de la vida (Feat. Luz de Cuba & Kamerum) 06 Traketeo (Feat. Luz de Cuba)
07 Carambuko (Feat. Joao PGlagarto)
08 Soy libre (Feat. El Individuo)
09 Number One (Feat. Niño Fony)
10 Encontrándome (Feat. Sigrid)
11 Blues de mi barrio (Feat. Yasek Manzano)
12 Eshu (Feat. Kamerum)
13 Hasta pronto (Feat. DJ Jigüe & Yissy García)
Produced by: DJ Jigüe & Will LV
Additional Production: Negro WadPro
Additional Production: Yasek Manzano
Recorded at: Guámpara Studios, Havana
Engineers: DJ Jigüe & Will LV Mastered by: Transition Studios
Produced by: DJ Jigüe & Will LV Additional Production: Negro WadPro Additional Production: Yasek Manzano Recorded at: Guámpara Studios, Havana Engineers: DJ Jigüe & Will LV Mastered by: Transition Studios