BBC Radio 6Music’s Gilles Peterson has launched an initiative, in association with Havana Club, that offers artists a unique opportunity to travel to Havana for ten days and record with Cuban musicians.
Having worked extensively with Cuba’s musicians in the past, Peterson has a strong affinity for the country. His label Brownswood Recordings released the critically acclaimed Mala in Cuba in 2012, in which Mala worked closely with Peterson and Roberto Fonseca’s band.
To enter the competition, entrants have to visit www.havanaculturamix.com and remix the track ‘Agita’. The project is open to anyone – from budding musicians to established DJs/producers – and entries need to be in by March 31.
Gilles said of the project: “I’ve been lucky enough to work in Cuba with Havana Cultura and make four albums with not only the new generation of Cuban musicians, but some legends of the scene. I’m excited about Havana Club Cultura Mix. I can’t wait to collaborate with talented producers from around the world and some of Cuba’s finest musicians in one of the world’s music capitals. Winners can expect to make music that they will never, ever regret!”