The Gypsy Cuban Project – Havana Nights
This album is simply fantastic. The result of the unlikely blend of gypsy and Cuban artists, it delivers the rhythms that our feet love to dance to, presented in a fresh way. The unusual combination was the brainchild of Damian Draghici, a Romanian musician and political activist of Roma heritage who also happens to be a big fan of Cuban music. He put together top players from across Central and Eastern Europe with some Cuban greats (like Omara Portuondo) and asked them to make music together. This album is the final result of his project, a gorgeous mix of percussion, accordions, fiddles, and the spirit of where it was recorded – Havana, Cuba.