It's almost a decade since Gilles Peterson headed to Cuba to found the Havana Cultura project, famously described by the Brownswood founder as a "Buena Vista Club for the 21st century". This two-disc Anthology showcases the project's development since 2008, gathering together original tracks produced by Peterson with the assistance of various fast-rising Cuban musicians and vocalists, plus some of the Worldwide radio host's favourite remixes from other artists. It's a predictably fine collection of contemporary Cuban music, fusing traditional South American styles with jazz, hip-hop, broken beat, Rotary Connection and jazz-funk. Keep an eye out for a fine, Innervisions style tech-house remix from Poirier, a deliciously organic interpretation from Motor City Drum Ensemble, and a typically percussive rework from Michel Cleis.
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