TANGA | HAVANAELECTRO (2013)
TANGA is a west coast collective of musicians, DJs and sound creators dedicated to cross-cultural collaboration and discovering new manifestations of groove. Led by trumpeter + producer Malcolm Aiken, it is an ongoing ethnomusical project,cross-seeding modern beats with traditional and folkloric sounds from around the globe.
HAVANAELECTRO is the collective's second full-length album, released on TrebleFive Records. Recorded in both Havana and Vancouver, the album is best described as a travelling audio documentary between two cities, blending latin funk, electronic, hip hop and jazz, underpinned by a distinctly afrocuban pulse.
Featuring collaborations with a cast of international musicians, including Grammy Award-winning Jimmy Bosch on trombone (NY), vocalists Jesus El Niño (Montreal), Silvana Kane (Pacifika) and David Lopez (Mazacote), rapper Kyprios (Vancity), poet C.R. Avery (Vancity) and members of Cuban sextet Tanta de los Guaracheros (Havana).
Check out www.tangalive.com
for more information about the making of HAVANAELECTRO.
"TANGA has created the most relevant, most refreshingly contemporary expression of Latin groove music so far, not just in the Pacific Northwest but in the scope of the global genre"
~ Cal Koat WorldBeat International
SEE THE VIDEO SINGLE 'DEJALA': www.youtube.com/watch?v=oBvXoYZSPgs