Last Friday I had the pleasure of being invited to Havana Cultura at the Tunnels, in Bristol. Hosted by Gilles Peterson, the music was a hip hop jazz infusion. As soon as we got inside the club we were handed our two free drinks tickets that were to be traded for a selection of traditional havana rum cocktails. The atmosphere was amazing; alcohol flowed freely and couples danced to the soul music straight from cuba.
Kumar and his band, INTERACTIVO took to the stage with tremendous energy. The music was like nothing I had ever heard before, I am a total convert! We danced and waved our little maracas until we collapsed back at the bar for another amazing cocktail or two. After INTERACTIVO, Gilles Peterson took to the DJ booth to blast out some more of the music that he has been following so closely in cuba.
I will be following Havana Cultura closely, it really is something incredibly special and unique.
Find out more about everything Havana Cultura represents on their website.