Have you ever imagined what it would sound like if the best musicians in Mali, recorded an album with all the best musicians in Cuba? If you have, your dreams have finally come true. Afrocubism, the upcoming release from World Circuit Records, is a collaboration between musical icons from Cuba and Mali, two countries whose musics have influenced each other across multiple centuries. Artists featured on this record include Eliades Ochoa, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara, Toumani Diabaté, Grupo Patria, Kasse Mady Diabaté and Lassana Diabaté. Anyone who has read In Griot Time, the account of Banning Eyre's trip to Mali, will remember Buena Vista Social Club was originally conceived as a project between Cuban and Malian musicians. Afrocubism is the culmination of that project.
Dig this sample track until the album comes out next month.
AfroCubism - Al Vaiven De Mi Carreta by World Circuit Records