Music Is An Inspiration: Havana, Cuba Meets Kingston, Jamaica

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This project brings together established and emerging Cuban and Jamaican musicians in an album of mostly original songs, as well as covers of classic Cuban material.

The calibre of artists on this two part album project speaks volumes, with over 50 international musicians recorded.

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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 so many more.

Tisha Ricketts

Born and raised in Freeport Bahamas, I am a lover of Caribbean life and all things equal. I believe that someday, the Caribbean will come together as one nation

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