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Tuesday July 19, 2016

From Essence

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Five global music acts who have the world spinning
By: Phlona Okumu

Daymé Arocena
Cuba
You’ll love her if you like: Cesaria Evora and Ella Fitzgerald
The lowdown: The renowned BBC radio global music tastemaker Gilles Peterson wasted no time in offering Arocena a deal with his Brownswood Recordings after seeing the then teenager perform in Havana. The singer — who, growing up, listened to R&B, was classically trained in a conservatory and learned jazz — situates the Afro-Cuban spiritual practices of her faith right at the center of her lush jazz and rumba mix. So far, music lovers in New York City, Miami and Philadelphia and at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, have witnessed her transcendent stage show. It’s only a matter of time before the rest of the world joins in.
Tune In: “Cry Me a River” from The Havana Cultura Sessions

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