Direct from Havana, Cuba Daptone Records are proud to present the debut single by Orquesta Akokán. Assembled and led by Cuban vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez, Orquesta Akokán is a big band collective of the finest Cuban musicians, both young and old! Featuring some of Havana’s most formidable musicians playing with a tumbao (a that hasn’t been heard for decades), Orquesta Akokán is a “classic Mambo-inspired force of nature!”
Their upcoming album on Daptone features all-original music and was cut live to tape over a three-day session at Havana’s hallowed state-run Estudios Areito. First single Mambo Rapidito is buzzing and up-tempo with an irresistible, energised groove and invigorating vocals! Check it out above..
Mambo Rapidito will be available from the Daptone shop this Friday with limited numbers of pressings issued on translucent yellow vinyl!!
Orquesta Akokán’s self-titled debut album is due at the end of March this year, also from Daptone.