This album was compiled, and the guide written by Nascente veteran Nigel Williamson who writes on world music in The Times every week. He is also a contributing editor of Songlines world music magazine. Nigel’s 35-track 2CD compilation includes tracks from the true heavyweights of the Cuban music scene over the last 50 years and features songs from “Buena Vista Social Club” artists that helped drive the resurgence of interest in the Cuban sound in recent years. An all-star cast of Cuban artists include Omara Portuondo, Ruben Gonzalez, Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo alongside Celina Gonzalez, Papi Oviedo, Beny More and many others.
The 40-page, 8000 word travel guide will take you on a tour with Nigel to his favourite hang-outs take up in Havana, as well his Top Ten things to do outside of Havana. In Nigel’s guide he has compiled a list of useful travel tips and essential background information on the country and the thriving Cuban music scene, giving any visitor the inside track on this culturally and musically rich country.