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Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues

September 29, 2011

Continuing his longstanding love affair with Cuba and its musical melting pot, Gilles is back with a new chapter in his Havana Cultura album series – producing an original studio album on CD01 and lovingly curating a compilation of new Cuban talent on CD02.

Returning to Havana in search of fresh talent in 2011 with co-producers Vince Vella (a veteran from the first album) and Simbad (Gilles’ production partner in his remixing endeavours) in tow, Gilles was adamant that this new collection evolve and push things forwards: “I wanted to retain the ‘anything can happen’ spirit of the first session, but this time with a maturing Cubanism.” Following the structure of the inaugural Havana Cultura album, CD01 again finds Gilles in Producer mode, welcoming a string of guest musicians, vocalists and rappers to Studio A and orchestrating the glorious sound clashes that bore the fruits herein. CD02 showcases Gilles’ excursion under the skin of the Cuban underground and raises a clutch of new talent (including Djoyvan, Afrikun, Kola Loka and the Creole Choir of Cuba) from local notoriety to worldwide exposure, showcasing new collaborations and exclusive tracks from Danay Suarez, Edgaro “El Productor en Jefe” and El Tipo Este.

‘Gilles Peterson presents Havana Cultura: The Search Continues’ will be released on the 14th November 2011 on Brownswood Recordings.