V/A: CUBA MUSIC AND REVOLUTION 2CD

$32.00

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Subtitled ‘Culture Clash in Havana Cuba: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 1’  – this superb 2CD SOUL JAZZ RECORDS collection (complete with their usual high standard & informative sleeve notes/booklet) compiled by the mighty GILLES PETERSON & STUART BAKER is an ESSENTIAL ingredient in any ‘well rounded’ music collection!   It explores the many new styles that emerged in Cuba in the 1970s as Jazz, Funk, Brazilian Tropicalia and even Disco mixed together with Latin and Salsa on the island as Cuban artists experimented with new musical forms created in the unique socialist state of Cuba, and is jam-packed with heavy bass lines, synth and Wah-Wah guitar funk combined with the heavyweight percussion, powerful brass lines and the all-encompassing Latin rhythms of Cuban music known throughout the world.

The music on this album features legendary Cuban groups such as Irakere, Los Van Van and Pablo Milanés as well as a host of lesser known artists such as the radical Grupo De Experimentación, Juan Pablo Torres and Algo Nuevo, Grupo Monumental and Orquesta Ritmo Oriental, groups whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba owing to the now 60-year old US trade embargo which remains in place today and which prevents trade with Cuba – and thus most Cuban records were only ever available in Cuba or in ex-Soviet Union states.