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Daymé Arocena: Cubafonía

Read "Cubafonía" reviewed by Matt Hooke

Dayme Arocena's Cubafonia is a triumph for the 25 year old Afro-Cuban singer. Arocena cements her status as one of the best young talents from Cuba, with a diverse set of songs that combine Cuban rhythms with jazz, neo- soul, and Latin pop. The opening track, “Eleggua," is an exciting cut. The song is an ode to Santeria's God of the Crossroads, a fitting subject due to how it combines bombastic horn parts with Afro-Cuban rhythms. “Eleggua" begins ...

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Daymé Arocena: Nueva Era

Read "Nueva Era" reviewed by James Nadal

In one of the most interesting commerce and art collaborations of recent times, Cuba's famed rum Havana Club, with its Havana Cultura project, has joined forces with the local Cuban artist community to promote Cuban culture throughout the world. Covering a wide variety of musical styles and genres while at the same time adhering to Cuban roots, they are opening up venues for an ever growing stable of young musicians many of which are securing record contracts as a benefit ...


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