22 October – Havana Cultura: SUBELO CUBA! – London

A special showcase of talent and collaboration between Gilles Peterson, Brownswood Recordings and Havana Cultura, featuring DJ Jigüe (live production + DJ) El Menor (percussion) Yasek Manzano (trumpet) Luz de Cuba, and Niño Fony.

Havana Cultura: ¡Súbelo, Cuba! shines a light on Cuba’s fast-mutating, rhythmically-adventurous underground.

Watch the film of the project on youtube here

This event showcases an extended network of like-minded, forward-thinking musicians driving Cuba’s music forward.

Following repeated trips to connect with venues, collectives and DJs,Peterson and Will LV – one half of LV, who’ve released on Hyperdub and Keysound amongst others – linked up with DJ Jigüe, a much-respected producer and DJ, whose Guampara label has charted new directions for Cuban music.

Havana Cultura: ¡Súbelo, Cuba! is a product of that environment: Afro-Cuban traditions inflected through a bigger frame of reference.

It’s an approach which Jigüe defines as Afro-futurist-tropicalia, a term which nods to the balance underpinning his Guámpara collective. Holding their Cuban upbringings, laced with African-influenced rhythms, close to their chest, it’s a base from which to interweave myriad influences from elsewhere.

On the night, Havana Cultura: ¡Súbelo, Cuba! will be supported by DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos) b2b with Tim Garcia (Musica Macondo), and special guest DJ DIVA will play a special set to warm up.

Plus! All ticket holders will receive one free cocktail, courtesy of Havana Club!

Suitable for ages 18+

Full details here and to book tickets on RichMix venue site

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