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AfroCubism

Duration:
1 hour
First broadcast:
Saturday 27 November 2010

AfroCubism: the legendary 'lost' project that became the Buena Vista Social Club is finally realised. In this concert from the London Jazz Festival, musicians from Mali and Cuba come together for the collaboration that was the original Buena Vista idea. Introduced from The Barbican by Lucy Duran.

It was in 1996 that record producer Nick Gold planned a project involving veteran Cuban musicians with virtuoso performers from Mali, to be recorded in Havana. In the end, because of passport problems, the Malian musicians were unable to come, so the recording went ahead with just the Cubans - resulting in the classic Buena Vista Social Club album. Now Nick Gold has finally realised the original project for a new recording and concert tour. The musicians include Cuban singer Eliades Ochoa, one of the Buena Vista veterans, together with Malians Toumani Diabate on kora, Bassekou Kouyate on ngoni, and Djelimady Tounkara playing guitar, all now 14 years older, but still top performers. This London Jazz Festival concert was recorded at The Barbican on 21st November.

Music Played

7 items
  • Concert Recording from the London Jazz Festival

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      AfroCubism Al Vaiven De Mi Carreta

      Performers: Eliades Ochoa (lead vocal/guitar); Toumani Diabate (kora); Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni); Kasse Mady Diabate (lead vocal); Djelimady Tounkara (electric-guitar); Lassana Diabate (balafon); Yacouba Sissoko Tama (talking drum); Jose Angel Martinez Nieves (double bass); Odit Osnel Bavastro (guitar/vocals); Eglis Ochoa Hidalgo (maracas/vocals); Jorge Maturell Romero (congas) ; Alain Antonio Dragoni Cotorruelo (trumpet); Lennis Lara Castellanos (trumpet)

      BBC Recording by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

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      AfroCubism Djelimady Rumba

      Performers: Eliades Ochoa (lead vocal/guitar); Toumani Diabate (kora); Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni); Kasse Mady Diabate (lead vocal); Djelimady Tounkara (electric-guitar); Lassana Diabate (balafon); Yacouba Sissoko Tama (talking drum); Jose Angel Martinez Nieves (double bass); Odit Osnel Bavastro (guitar/vocals); Eglis Ochoa Hidalgo (maracas/vocals); Jorge Maturell Romero (congas) ; Alain Antonio Dragoni Cotorruelo (trumpet); Lennis Lara Castellanos (trumpet)

      BBC Recording by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

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      AfroCubism Jarabi

      Performers: Eliades Ochoa (lead vocal/guitar); Toumani Diabate (kora); Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni); Kasse Mady Diabate (lead vocal); Djelimady Tounkara (electric-guitar); Lassana Diabate (balafon); Yacouba Sissoko Tama (talking drum); Jose Angel Martinez Nieves (double bass); Odit Osnel Bavastro (guitar/vocals); Eglis Ochoa Hidalgo (maracas/vocals); Jorge Maturell Romero (congas) ; Alain Antonio Dragoni Cotorruelo (trumpet); Lennis Lara Castellanos (trumpet)

      BBC Recording by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

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      AfroCubism La Culebra

      Performers: Eliades Ochoa (lead vocal/guitar); Toumani Diabate (kora); Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni); Kasse Mady Diabate (lead vocal); Djelimady Tounkara (electric-guitar); Lassana Diabate (balafon); Yacouba Sissoko Tama (talking drum); Jose Angel Martinez Nieves (double bass); Odit Osnel Bavastro (guitar/vocals); Eglis Ochoa Hidalgo (maracas/vocals); Jorge Maturell Romero (congas) ; Alain Antonio Dragoni Cotorruelo (trumpet); Lennis Lara Castellanos (trumpet)

      BBC Recording by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

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      AfroCubism Mariama

      Performers: Eliades Ochoa (lead vocal/guitar); Toumani Diabate (kora); Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni); Kasse Mady Diabate (lead vocal); Djelimady Tounkara (electric-guitar); Lassana Diabate (balafon); Yacouba Sissoko Tama (talking drum); Jose Angel Martinez Nieves (double bass); Odit Osnel Bavastro (guitar/vocals); Eglis Ochoa Hidalgo (maracas/vocals); Jorge Maturell Romero (congas) ; Alain Antonio Dragoni Cotorruelo (trumpet); Lennis Lara Castellanos (trumpet)

      BBC Recording by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

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      AfroCubism Bensema

      Performers: Eliades Ochoa (lead vocal/guitar); Toumani Diabate (kora); Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni); Kasse Mady Diabate (lead vocal); Djelimady Tounkara (electric-guitar); Lassana Diabate (balafon); Yacouba Sissoko Tama (talking drum); Jose Angel Martinez Nieves (double bass); Odit Osnel Bavastro (guitar/vocals); Eglis Ochoa Hidalgo (maracas/vocals); Jorge Maturell Romero (congas) ; Alain Antonio Dragoni Cotorruelo (trumpet); Lennis Lara Castellanos (trumpet)

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    AfroCubism Mentoro

    Performers: Eliades Ochoa (lead vocal/guitar); Toumani Diabate (kora); Bassekou Kouyate (n’goni); Kasse Mady Diabate (lead vocal); Djelimady Tounkara (electric-guitar); Lassana Diabate (balafon); Yacouba Sissoko Tama (talking drum); Jose Angel Martinez Nieves (double bass); Odit Osnel Bavastro (guitar/vocals); Eglis Ochoa Hidalgo (maracas/vocals); Jorge Maturell Romero (congas) ; Alain Antonio Dragoni Cotorruelo (trumpet); Lennis Lara Castellanos (trumpet)

    BBC Recording by Sound Engineer James Birtwistle

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