Havana Meets Kingston In Dub - Gaudi & Mista Savona (LP)

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Media Format: LP VINYL
SKU: JSLP50216.1
UPC: 673405021613
Release Date: Nov. 18, 2022
Media Format: LP VINYL
Genre: DUB

A companion album to the critically acclaimed 'Havana Meets Kingston', this is Gaudi's dub take on Savona's original sessions in Cuba and Jamaica. Recorded at Egrem Studios in Havana (Buena Vista Social Club's studio) and Tuff Gong Studio in Kingston (Bob Marley's studio), this is a world first project bringing music together from both islands. It's a sound-combination that meshes their distinct musical pathways, effortlessly blending Cuban percussion and melodies with reggae's rumbling basslines and roots rhythms, expertly dubbed by Gaudi at his Metatron Studio in London UK, with overdubs and additional mixes from Savona.

This ambitious project features a lineup of incredible Jamaican and Cuban talent, including reggae stars Sly & Robbie on drum and bass, Ernest Ranglin and Winston 'Bopee' Bowen on guitars, percussion by Bongo Herman and Shaun 'Bugzy' Anderson and vocals from Jamaican stars such as Cornel Campbell, Prince Alla, Lutan Fyah, Leroy Sibbles of The Heptones, Cali P, Aza Lineage and Randy Valentine to name just a few. On the Cuban side the album features Rolando Luna (piano) and Barbarito Torres (laud) of Buena Vista Social Club fame, percussionist Changuito of Los Van Van, Yaroldy Abreu & Julito Padron of Irakere, Oliver Valdes from Havana Cultura and vocalists include Brenda Navarrete, Maikel Ante, Solis, and Eugenio Rodri​́​guez 'El Raspa’ Rodri​́​guez.

Both Gaudi and Savona’s individual credentials are nothing short of astonishing, with Gaudi's chart-topping works for Steel Pulse, Horace Andy, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Johnny Clarke, Mad Professor, Mykal Rose, Hollie Cook, Dub FX,  Barrington Levy, Maxi Priest, Max Romeo, Don Letts, Desmond Dekker, African Head Charge, Dennis Bovell among others, and Mista Savona with his works for Jamaican legends such as: Alton Ellis, Anthony B, Sizzla, Capleton, Burro Banton, Horace Andy, Sly & Robbie, Big Youth, Clinton Fearon, Turbulence and many more.

This dub masterpiece is both an essential companion album to Havana Meets Kingston, as well as being a powerful album in its own right.

Track Listing
Side A
1. Positive In Dub
2. 100 Pounds Of Dub
3. A Dubwise Dub
4. Fisherman's Dub
Side B
1. Ernie's Dub
2. The Heart Of Dub
3. Dub In The Ghetto
4. Carnival Dub
5. Chan Chan In Dub