HMK brings together established and emerging Cuban and Jamaican musicians in an album of all mostly original songs, as well as covers of classic Cuban material. The main recording sessions took place over 10 days in June 2015 at the famous Egrem Studio in Havana, Cuba. Savona personally flew seven Jamaicans into Havana for these sessions, including Sly & Robbie, Boopee and Bongo Herman among other greats. In the studio they joined Buena Vista Social Club musicians Barbarito Torres and Rolando Luna, alongside Cuba’s most influential percussionist Changuito (Los Van Van) and many more.
A richly textured songbook that swings effortlessly from the cigar-and-rum-perfumed atmosphere of Old Havana to the humid abandon of Kingston’s heaving nightclub scene, Havana Meets Kingston weaves together Spanish-language ardour and entrancing Jamaican patois, spinning a musical web that transcends language – speaking to nothing so clearly as hips and heart, in equal measure.
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|Number Of People In Act||Ensemble|
|State/Territory Artist Is Based In||NSW|
|City/Town/Region Artist Is Based In||NSW, Australia|
|Taken From The Release Titled||Havana Meets Kingston|
|Copyright Holder's Name||Australian Broadcasting Corporation|
|Media Servicing Date||2017-10-17|
|Contains explicit lyrics or themes that may offend some listeners||No|
|Artist Official Web Site||http://www.havanameetskingston.com|
|Artist Social Network Page||http://facebook.com/havanameetskingston|
|Online Store Page 1||http://havanameetskingston.aracastores.com/index.php/havana-meets-kingston-carnival-7-single-lp.html|
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|Online Store Page 3||https://www.jbhifi.com.au/music/browse/reggae-world-music/havana-meets-kingston/507527/|
|Content Provider||ABC Music|