Mon 30 Oct 2017 to Sun 5 Nov 2017

by Mista Savona Presents

Mista Savona Presents - Havana Meets Kingston (PBS Feature Record)

In a world-first undertaking, Jake “Mista” Savona journeyed to Havana in 2015 with a handpicked band of Jamaican musicians and established collaborators in tow – including Sly & Robbie (Peter Tosh, Sean Paul, Grace Jones), hand-drummer and percussionist Bongo Herman (Bob Marley, Jimmy Cliff, The Abyssinians), and Winston 'Bopee' Bowen (Roots Radics, Inna De Yard) – to record the pioneering musical event Havana Meets Kingston alongside some of the best and brightest names in Cuban and world music.

At once palpably reverent of Jamaican musical heritage and Cuba’s rich Son, Macusa and Danzón traditions, Havana Meets Kingston is an irresistible celebration of Afro-Caribbean flavour. Comprising predominantly original compositions along with a smattering of reworked classics, the resulting album weaves an expansive alchemic tapestry, enmeshing the beats, syncopated rhythms and rock-steady basslines of deep roots reggae, soundsystem and dancehall – see the album’s intoxicating take on Bob Marley classic Positive Vibration in Vibración Positive – with the jazz-inflected virtuosity of Cuban traditional song, replete with its incandescent horns and expressive percussion.

Various Artists - Thirty Days of Yes (featured on The Breakfast Spread)

Thirty Days of Yes is a subscription mixtape that will release a song a day over 30 days. Developed in response to the Australian Marriage Law Postal Survey, to drive the 'Yes' message and show support for the LGBTQI+ community, particularly the youth community who don't have a voice in this public debate. 100% of the profits will go to LGBTQI+ youth organisations, Minus18 and Twenty10.

The project brings together artists such as Beaches, Body Type, Cub Sport, Courtney Barnett, DARTS, Fortunes., Hockey Dad, Jen Cloher, Jess Ribeiro, Laura Jean, Leah Senior, Lucianblomkamp, Marcus Whale, Oisima, Rainbow Chan, Shining Bird, Sui Zhen, The Murlocs, Terry, Twerps, Two Steps on the Water, and more to be revealed.

This week's Top 10:

Mista Savona Presents - Havana Meets Kingston
Various Artists - Thirty Days of Yes
Diploid - Everything Went Red
Wet Dreams - Wet Dreams
Lee Gamble - Mnestic Pressure
N'kouri - Percussions
Andy Rantzen - 1/66
John Maus - Screen Memories
The Cactus Channel - Stay A While
Banda Magda - Tigre