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    Havana Cultura : The Search Continues (2011)

    • Gilles Peterson, "The Search Continues" [Havana Cultura]
    • Gilles Peterson Presents: Havana Cultura Band Live - full concert (May 2012)
    • "Agita"- Osdalgía & El Micha [Havana Cultura]
    • "Check la rima"- Danay Suárez, Los Aldeanos &  Silvito el Libre [Havana Cultura]
    • "Vamos al mar"- Melvis Santa & Francis del Río [Havana Cultura]
    • "Malecón habanero"- Los Aldeanos, Silvito el Libre, Danay Suárez [Havana Cultura]
    • "Sobreviviente"- El Tipo Este [Havana Cultura]
    • "Orisa"- Dreiser & Sexto Sentido [Havana Cultura]
    • "Cuando ya no esté"- Danay Suárez [Havana Cultura]
    • Havana Cultura Tour 2011, "The Search Continues" [Havana Cultura]
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    Podcast : Havana Cultura by Gilles Peterson
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
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    MINIMIX - 11 tracks mixed by Gilles Peterson
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson
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    CD 1 - Vamos al mar
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Melvis Santa & Francis del Rio
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    CD 1 - Orisa
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Dreiser & Sexto Sentido
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    CD 1 - La Mulata abusadora
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Telmary & Elaine Morales
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    CD 1 - Check la rima
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Los Aldeanos, Danay Suarez & Silvito El Libre
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    CD 1 - Agita
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Micha & Osdalgia
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    CD 1 - Sobreviviente
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. El tipo este
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    CD 1 - Cuando ya no este
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Danay Suarez
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    CD 1 - La tormenta
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. El tipo este & Arema Arega
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    CD 1 - Espera mi gente
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Danay Suarez & Ogguere
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    CD 1 - Malecon Habanero
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Los Aldeanos & Silvito El Libre
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    CD 2 - Vida
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura band feat. Osdalgia & Edgaro
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    CD 2 - Me queda voz
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Golpe Seko
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    CD 2 - Chica cubana
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Interactivo
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    CD 2 - Bailalo
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Vince Vella feat. Danay Suarez & Julito Padron
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    CD 2 - Nueva Orleans
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Heavy WEight Brass Band feat. Edrey from Ogguere
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    CD 2 - No me da mi gana americana
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Kola Loka
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    CD 2 - Cojimar
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Anónimo Consejo
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    CD 2 - Tu momentico
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Melvis Santa
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    CD 2 - Si esta es mi mama
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Maria Mola Jimenez & El tipo este
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    CD 2 - Ay
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Arema Arega
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    CD 2 - Misa para Miguelito
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Francis del Rio
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    CD 2 - Kimbisieros
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Afrikun
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    CD 2 - Peze cafe
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Creole choir of Cuba
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    CD 2 - Yo aprendi
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Danay Suarez
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    CD 2 - Tu con tu ballet
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Obsesion
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    CD 2 - Afro nupa andando
    Havana Cultura "The Search Continues"
    Djoyvan feat. Luz de Cuba
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    Continuing his longstanding love affair with Cuba and its musical melting pot, globetrotting DJ / broadcaster Gilles Peterson 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.

    Back in 2009 Gilles teamed up with the award-winning Cuban jazz pianist Roberto Fonseca to find the very best up and coming musical talent in Havana. `Havana Cultura: New Cuba Sound' represented the biggest collection of contemporary Cuban musicians in a single musical initiative since the highly acclaimed Buena Vista Social Club project in 1997.

    "Having spent the last three years travelling regularly to Havana I've understandably become more attached to this fascinating, almost otherworldly city" comments Gilles Peterson. "I'm also slowly getting to grips with the relationship music has here with the spirits and its people... the drum goes deep"

    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. Returning to the fray after their awesome contributions to the first album are pianist Roberto Fonseca and his oh-so-tight band (the heartbeat of the so-called Havana Cultura Band); Edrey from hype rap duo Ogguere; coro master Francis del Rio; underground kings Los Aldeanos; Alexey (El Tipo Este) from Obsesión; and soul sisters Telmary and Danay Suarez whose solo career has blossomed in France.

    Toss into the mix Gilles' new discoveries – Arema Arega, Osdalgia, Melvis Santa, Silvito El Libre, Dreiser, Elain Morales and Sexto Sentido – and this really is a wonderful snapshot of Cuba's music underground in 2011… the full rainbow spectrum from the freeform rumba flex of `La Tormenta' to the frenetic rolling pianos of `Agita' via hip-hop's golden age (check the Cuban rework of A Tribe Called Quest's `Check The Rhyme') and Eddie Kendricks' certified soul classic `My People…Hold On' (`Espera Mi Gente').

    Three years have passed since Gilles' initial exploration of the Cuban underground uncovered Havana's fertile – and fiercely independent – hip-hop culture: nodded to the riotous thump `n' grind of Cuba's homegrown reggaeton movement and highlighted a clique of artists innovating in the spaces between jazz, soul, traditional Cuban rhythms and hip-hop. Peterson's excursion under the skin of the Cuban underground in 2011 underlines the same spirit of experimentation on CD02 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.

    "I hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording this music" concludes Gilles Peterson.

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