[New Music] Havanna Meets Kingston
MISTA SAVONA presents:
HAVANA MEETS KINGSTON
VP Records/ 17 North Parade
Just a brief span of balmy Caribbean Sea separates the island nations of Cuba and Jamaica. Yet, despite their proximity, each country boasts its own distinctive and uniquely wonderful musical traditions: traditions of incomparable potency and celebratory verve that have evolved, over more than a century, almost completely independent of each other. Until now.
In a world-first undertaking, Jake "Mista" Savona journeyed to Havana in 2015 with a handpicked band of Jamaican musicians and established collaborators in tow - including Sly & Robbie (Peter Tosh, NoDoubt, Grace Jones), hand-drummer and percussionist Bongo Herman (Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Abyssinians), and Winston 'Bopee' Bowen (Roots Radics, Inna De Yard) - to record the pioneering musical event 'Havana MeetsKingston' alongside some of the best and brightest names in Cuban and world music.
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