Hidden Gems // Orquesta Akokán – Orquesta Akokán [Daptone]

When Daptone lands in Cuba, it gives an instant classic by Orquesta Akokán!

Daptone Records made it again. The Brooklyn based label, famously known for his soul music releases, has been opening his gates to other music genres. After the wonderful rocksteady delivered by The Frightnrs, we are now landing in La Havana, Cuba.
When the finest musicians of Cuba sum up with Cuban vocalist José “Pepito” Gomez, it gives an instant classic. Recorded during a three-day session at Estudios Areito (La Havana, Cuba), the debut album has been produced by the excellent Jacob Plasse ( founder of Chulo Records) and released end of March 2018. Even though the 9 songs of the album might sound familiar, it features only original songs.
A must-have in your collection!

Label: Daptone Records

Where to buy it: Bandcamp

Video: Orquesta Akokán – Un tabaco para Elegua

Video: Orquesta Akokán – Otro Nivel