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Orquesta Akokán reinvigorate classic Cuban mambo

by Editor | 4th April 2018

As the newest signings to Brooklyn’s Daptone Records, Havana big band Orquesta Akokán are in fine company when it comes to modern takes on classic sounds. As well as playing in The Dap-Kings (who famously backed both Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones) the label’s co-founders Bosco Mann and Neal Sugarman have released essential albums by […]

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La Dame Blanche

by Editor | 20th March 2017

Singer and multi-instrumentalist La Dame Blanche adds hip-hop, a bit of cumbia and a sprinkle of afrobeats into a pot and mixes it all up. Releasing through Swedish label Wakan Tanka, La Dame Blanche’s sound is original and totally inspired by her Cuban roots. Check out ‘Kikiriki’ from last year’s La Dame Blanche 2 album […]

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Daymé Arocena

by Editor | 22nd December 2016

Singer Daymé Arocena draws on her Cuban childhood, and that country’s rhythms, to inspire her own tunes. Worth listening to for the colourful, brass-lead music and Arocena’s soulful vocals. Cubafonía by Daymé Arocena

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Orquesta Akokán Cuba Mambo

Orquesta Akokán reinvigorate classic Cuban mambo

by Editor | 4th April 2018

As the newest signings to Brooklyn’s Daptone Records, Havana big band Orquesta Akokán are in fine company when it comes to modern takes on classic sounds. As well as playing in The Dap-Kings (who famously backed both Amy Winehouse and Sharon Jones) the label’s co-founders Bosco Mann and Neal Sugarman have released essential albums by […]

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