EP: Daymé Arocena

The Gilles Peterson-promoted Cuban songbird Daymé Arocena returns with an EP of cover tracks

Following the success of her debut album Nueva Era last year, the Cuban singer Daymé Arocena has returned with an EP of cover songs.

A collaboration with Brownswood boss Gilles Peterson, One Takes features a mixture of house, astral jazz and Italian obscurities. Each track was recorded in a single take.

The covers are: Rafaella Renzulli’s ‘Asking Eyes', Peven Everett’s ‘Stuck’, Horace Silver’s ‘Gods of Yoruba’, and ‘African Sunshine’ by Eddie Gale.

As Arocena is a highly versatile singer – with a background split between jazz and the Yoruba-inspired faith of Santería – the EP is a suitable vehicle to show off her immense talent.