Prom 23: Havana Meets Kingston

LONDON Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore


Australia’s leading reggae and dancehall producer Mista Savona (aka Jake Savona) has gathered together some of Cuba’s and Jamaica’s most influential musicians to create a fresh, unifying take on the music of both cultures. 

Drawing from the styles of roots reggae, dub and dancehall on the one hand and son, salsa, rumba and Afro-Cuban on the other, Havana Meets Kingston sees a top-flight group of musicians come together in an effortless meeting of genres. 

Energetic and passionate vocals in Spanish, English and Jamaican patois twist and turn over distinctly Cuban rhythms and melodies, while the typically deep bass lines of Jamaica pulse beneath.

There will be no interval

Mista Savona keyboards/samples 

Randy Valentine vocals

Solís vocals 

Julito Padrón trumpet/vocals 

Stepper saxophone 

Bopee guitar

Rolando Luna piano

Mafia & Fluxy drums/electric bass

Yaroldys Abreu percussion 

Brenda Navarette percussion/vocals