Dayme Arocena – Nueva Era (LP)
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2015 album on vinyl, new copy. Recorded in just a few days in London and Havana’s Dayme’s debut album is a work of elegant maturity, showcasing Dayme’s mix of influences. Her background as a choir director is in evidence on the wonderful layered vocals on tracks like Nueva Era, Nino and Madres. Madres also aludes to the Santeria chanting that have formed part of Dayme’s worship since childhood. A strong jazz influence is clear throughout the album – Dayme was advised by her teachers to explore beyond her classical latin music training and listen to more jazz. Beautiful ballads like Come To Me and Sin Empezar complete a confident and well balanced long player. The switching between spanish and English lyrics hinting at an ambition to reach a worldwide audience with her music. Production duties are split between Gilles Peterson, his longtime collaborator Simbad and Dayme herself.