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Yeah, I know I’m always on about the live music but there are those albums that must not go unnoticed. World Circuit Records’ special edition reissue of Buena Vista Social Club vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer’s Grammy-winning second solo album Buenos Hermanos is out and available to stream and purchase at

In celebration of the newly reimagined reissue, WBGO is premiering the never-before-heard track “Me Voy Pa’ Sibanicú;” stream the track at and share it at https://youtu.be/NBjKxYxxyOY.

The song features producer Ry Cooder on guitar and laoud alongside Buena Vista Social Club alumni Manuel Galbán, Orlando “Cachaíto”López and Miguel “Angá” Díaz.

Cooder notes, “I was amazed to revisit this thing. It’s so vital, the vitality is right there. What we did was we gave it some horsepower…you know, get some gas in the tank, for heaven's sake. Jam it. Like if you went to a concert and heard this live, it would sound like this, that’s more the approach.”

Originally released in 2003, Buenos Hermanos won critical acclaim as an audacious and assured album firmly rooted in tradition, whilst expanding the horizons of 21st Century Cuban music with its varied repertoire and modern sound.

Cooder has now gone back to the original tapes to re-mix the whole album, adding four previously unheard tracks from the original album sessions, including recent singles “VenConmigo Guajira” and “Ojos Malvados”, to a brand new sequence, creating a completely reimagined Buenos Hermanos.

Check Van Conmigo Guajira  here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qdvu-GvAUBc

“It’s better than ever, if I may say,” comments Cooder on the new mixes. “We went back into the session tapes and found songs that were overlooked for some reason, and you’re going to be as thrilled as I am. We’ve really polished it up and improved it and expanded it, it sounds almost brand new. There’s one thing for sure: we need something good, something beautiful in these days and times.”

The re-imagined version of the album also has refreshed cover artwork, featuring an alternative photograph from the original album shoot by Christien Jaspars. As well as digital formats, the release will be available as a CD casebound book and 180g heavyweight double vinyl, with both packages including English and Spanish lyrics, and a new foreword from Cooder.

Tony Allen and Hugh Masakela

Tony Allen and Hugh Masakela

Having retired from nearly 40 years of performing, Ibrahim Ferrer was shining shoes in 1996 when he was approached by Afro-Cuban All Stars’ bandleader Juan de Marcos González to sing on the sessions that would become the original Buena Vista Social Club album. The record was released to phenomenal reception the following year, going on to sell over 8 million copies and catapulting Ferrer and his fellow musicians to international fame. Buenos Hermanos followed Ferrer’s first solo album Buena Vista Social Club Presents Ibrahim Ferrer and was hailed at the time as a selection of fresh takes on classic songs and thrilling examples of the romantic ballads and boleros for which Ferrer was famed; it won the Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album.

Ferrer, who passed away in 2005, brought to these songs not only his ripe and long-standing vocal mastery but confidence and self-assurance that, according to Cooder, puts him up there alongside such all-time giants of Cuban music as Ferrer’s own personal hero, Beny Moré.

As if that isn’t enough, here’s another tall poppy of an album from a departed legend of the horn “Slow Bones,” the latest track from Rejoice, the upcoming collaborative album from legendary African artists Tony Allen and Hugh Masekela, is premiering now at okayafrica.

Listen to Slow Bones here  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qFkaGROC-48

The album—Masekela’s first posthumous release following his death in 2018—is set for release on March 20 via World Circuit Records.

“I don’t know why this track is called Slow Bones,” reveals Tony. “Hugh came up with all the song titles while we were recording in 2010, and we’ve left them exactly as he wrote them down. It’s amazing to think that it was 10 years ago. But everything eventually appears at the right time, for a reason.”

Allen previously premiered the album track “We’ve Landed.”. The single finds Allen, in addition to his unique drumming style, contributing a hushed but celebratory, semi-spoken commentary. “The song is dedicated to today’s youth,” explains Tony, “the lyric addresses people at seventeen, eighteen, nineteen years old, who are slowly becoming more mature, finding out who they are and realizing that it’s their generation’s turn to wake up!”

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