AfroCubism was the original idea for Buena Vista Social Club. The original plan conceived in 1996 was to bring the foremost Cuban musicians and their Malian counterparts together to record in Havana and explore their shared musical history. As it turned out the Malians couldn’t make it to Cuba so an exclusively Cuban album was recorded instead and thus began the legend that became the multi-million selling Buena Vista Social Club.
14 years later the 13 piece all-star cast of musicians including Buena Vista hero Eliades Ochoa, Djelimady Tounkara, Toumani Diabaté, Bassekou Kouyate and Kasse Mady Diabaté finally got together and recorded AfroCubism. Released in October last year the album has universally lived up to the high expectations and now this world class group of musicians comes together for one night at the Albert Hall.
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Gallery: Walthamstow Garden Party @ Lloyd Park (London, Saturday 14th & Sunday 15th July 2018)
It was another triumphant weekend at Walthamstow Garden Party. Sunbathing in glorious weather and indulging in radiant notes played by brilliant musicians, we enjoyed every minute of it. From its debut, basking in Saturday’s early afternoon heat with London African Gospel Choir and their rendition of Paul Simon’s Graceland, until Sunday…
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