(Prensa Latina) Havana, Cuba- Cuban musical group Baobab, performers of the so-called Afro music, will perform at London’s Afro Music Festival at the end of this month. The group will launch its first CD entitled “Baobab,” recorded by the British Domino Music label at Havana’s EGREM studio. Baobab, whose name is taken from an African tree, performed recently in Portugal and at the Black Roots (Raíces Negras) Festival in the U.S. city of Atlanta, where the band received a recognition diploma. According to the group’s director José Ramón Rodríguez, the group is looking for a more contemporary sound, improvising with elements of jazz, reggae or rap.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several TV specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World.