CUBA: Music and Revolution - Culture Clash in Havana: Experiments in Latin Music 1975-85 Vol. 2' is the new album compiled by Gilles Peterson and Stuart Baker that takes off in exactly the same vein as the much-acclaimed Vol. 1 - exploring the many styles that came out of Cuba in the 1970s as Latin and salsa mixed with heavy doses of jazz, funk, and disco to create some of the most dancefloor-friendly music ever made! The music on this new album features a host of rarities from legendary Cuban artists such as Los Van Van, alongside Grupo De Experimentacion, Farah Maria, Ricardo Eddy Martinez, Juan Pablo Torres, Grupo Sintesis and Orquesta Riverside, most of whose names remain largely unknown outside of Cuba but have long been favourite club tracks and secret-weapons in Gilles Peterson's record boxes! The music on this album reflects the most cutting-edge of Cuban groups that were recording in Cuba in the 1970's and 1980's - all searching for a new Cuban identity and new musical forms reflecting both the afro-Cuban cultural heritage of a nation that gave birth to Latin music and its new position as a socialist state. Most of the music featured on this album has never been heard outside of Cuba.
Track Listing: 1. Y Que Bien - Juan Pablo Torres Y Algo Nuevo 2. Por Que Lo Haces - Orquesta Los Van Van 3. Quemando - Los Latinos 4. Amame Y No Pienses Mas - Farah Maria 5. Muevete Con Las Fuerzas Del Corazon - FA 5 6. Como Arrullo De Palmas - Tambores De Enrique Bonne 7. Expreso Ritmico - Ricardo Eddy Martinez 8. Solo De Tumba Y Bongo - Los Papines 9. Aqui Estamos - Grupo Sintesis 10. Llegada - Los Van Van 11. Baila Mi Guaguancó - Grupo Raices Nuevas 1. La Rumba - Luis Carbonell 2. En Casa Del Trompo No Bailes - Orquesta Riverside 3. Llegue, Llegue - Juan Formel & Los Van Van 4. Tu No Me Puedes Conquistar - Grupo Los Yoyi 5. Para Que Niegas - Los Papines 6. Cuba Va! - Grupo De Experimentación Sonora Del Icaic 7. Luces En La Pista - Raul Gomez 8. El 4-5-6 - Los Brito 9. Tema De El Rancheador De La Naturaleza - Leo Brouwer 10. La 132 - Ricardo Eddy Martinez 11. Finalizo Un Amor - Los Reyes 73