Daymé Arocena is the most important artist to come out of Cuba since Celia Cruz, and this is not hyperbole. She will be seen among the legends of Cuban music if she continues on her trajectory.
I’m looking forward to her latest album, Sonocardiogram, to come out in September of this year. In the meantime, she saw fit to release this EP containing three tracks from that album which give a taste of the World Music stew she’s become famous for. Rhumba, Latin Jazz and other styles flow together effortlessly, reminding one of the more fusion-y elements of Miles Davis while he was working with Hermeto Pascoal. ¡Sabor!, indeed!