Yissy García & Bandancha [Havana Cultura]

The archetype of an Afro-Cuban jazz drummer would likely be Chano Pozo, the pioneering “conguero” whose impact on jazz was heard about the world. He wrote “Manteca” while he was with Dizzy Gillespie’s band. He experienced forearms the measurement of tree trunks. He died in 1948.

Someplace in close proximity to the reverse stop of this spectrum, in the smaller Havana flat she shares with her mother and father, siblings and grandmother, Yissy sits down guiding a modern-day drum kit. Which is right: she’s not playing congas currently. She’s not still thirty a long time outdated, has the sinewy good appears of a supermodel, and plays as if she ended up already the legend she appears on her way to turning out to be.

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Havana Cultura is an initiative by Cuban rum make Havana Club International S.A.