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Errol Picks Cuban

Havana D'Primera is a 14-man band from Cuba that's lighting up stages all over the world with a style of music known as timba. It's a rhythmically complex, high energy sound that has elements of salsa, jazz, rumba and reggae, and Havana D'Primera is considered one of the scene's leading lights. The band is led by Alexander Abreu, one of Cuba's best trumpeters, and he's been on a mission to save the rich legacy of Cuban dance music for the last five years.They're playing Lula Lounge Thursday and Friday and our music columnist played selections from their latest CD, Pasaporte.

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