Spirits of Havana / Chamalongo - 25th Anniversary Deluxe

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Spirits of Havana / Chamalongo - 25th Anniversary Deluxe

Jane Bunnett

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June 2, 2016 (Toronto, ON) - This year, Jane Bunnett celebrates the 25th anniversary of her 1991 release, Spirits of Havana. It was the first major collaboration between North American and Cuban musicians under the embargo act that was once imposed by the US. Due to Canada’s relations with the Island, Bunnett willfully managed to pull off numerous projects with these musicians paving the way for them to be introduced to a much wider musical world.
Set for release June 24 via Linus Entertainment, the deluxe re-issue includes a 2CD package with 3 unreleased tracks, 36 page book that includes historical photos and extensive notes by the late Robert Palmer and writer Ned Sublette.

Bunnett will commemorate the release with a performance at the Toronto Jazz Festival on June 28. Tickets are available: http://torontojazz.com/

Multiple Juno Award winner, Jane Bunnett has turned her bands and recordings into showcases for the finest musical talent from Canada, the U.S and Cuba. She has been up for Grammy Awards, numerous Juno’s, received The Order of Canada, The Queens Diamond Jubilee and most recently The Premiers Award for Excellence. An internationally acclaimed musician, Jane Bunnett is known for her creative integrity, improvisational daring and courageous artistry. Her exploration of Afro-Cuban melodies expresses the universality of music and her ability to embrace and showcase the rhythms and culture of Cuba has been groundbreaking. She has toured the world bringing her own special sound to numerous JAZZ festivals, displaying her versatility as a flutist, saxophone player and pianist.

Two documentaries have been made about Bunnett’s work. “Spirits of Havana “(2000) National Film Board (NFB) was presented at numerous film festivals internationally, television (CBC, PBS) as well as in Europe.
A more recent film “Embracing Voices” has been shown at film festivals and is awaiting commercial release. Jane’s most recent recording and touring group “Maqueque” is turning heads internationally. The group consists of Jane with five dynamic young Cuban women instrumentalists and composers. Their 2nd release “Oddara” is coming out this fall on Linus Entertainment.

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