Prom 23 repeat: Havana Meets Kingston
Havana Meets Kingston. Leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona brings together some of Cuba and Jamaica's most influential musicians at the Royal Albert Hall.
Another chance to hear Havana Meets Kingston: Leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona brings together some of Cuba and Jamaica's most influential musicians.
Presented by Georgia Mann from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Mista Savona, keyboard/samples
Randy Valentine, vocals
Brenda Navarrete, percussion/vocals
Julito Padrón, trumpet/vocals
Mathieu Bost, saxophone
Rolando Luna, piano
Valery 'Valess' Assouan, bass
Manuel Garcia, drums
Australia's leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona) has gathered together some of Cuba's and Jamaica's most influential musicians to create a fresh, unifying take on the music of both cultures.
Drawing from the styles of roots reggae, dub and dancehall on the one hand and son, salsa, rumba and Afro-Cuban on the other, Havana Meets Kingston sees a top-flight group of musicians come together in an effortless meeting of genres.
Energetic and passionate vocals in Spanish, English and Jamaican patois twist and turn over distinctly Cuban rhythms and melodies, while the typically deep bass lines of Jamaica pulse beneath.