Photo Feature by Dariela Aquique

Concert promoting the release of the disk X Planet Istence.

HAVANA TIMES — New paths in music are refusing to be confined under this, that or any other label. Because of this, the term “fusion” is fashionable, as are groups where members are not permanent.

Instead they have interactive projects in which the musicians involved depend only on the style of the disk that’s being produced or the characteristics of the concert to be performed.

This photo feature is concerning a new type of project like this.

On Sunday, May 20, at the “Jutia Conga” (the cozy patio of the UNEAC headquarters in Santiago de Cuba), there was the concert promoting the release of the disk X Planet Istence.

It was an excellent concert that included trova, rap, hip hop, electronic music, country, Brazilian folklore and even a little Cuban timba.

The “Jutia Conga” at the UNEAC headquarters in Santiago de Cuba.

The interactive and electro-acoustic concert had two leaders: London musician Holden Holly and the Santiago rapper Alayo Star. The guests were the troubadour, singer and arranger Ruben Lester, who was on guitar; Sandra Aguero on bass; and DJ Jigue – with those latter three also being local talents.

The mixture of urban styles, good will and lots of positive energy made ??it possible for these young people to come up with their disk, one in which there are no differences between the British tones of Holly or the sympathetic Santiago phrasings by Alayo.

This album and this concert are a sign that by putting one’s soul into one´s work, any undertaking is possible. This is an independent production — without the sponsorship of institutions and facing shortages — but one in which, as Alayo says, “You put in your feelings and I put in my ‘flow.’”

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5 thoughts on “Planet X and Its Urban Music

  • One is posted. Posted best regards.

  • Just I have sent a self-writing lyric on Planet X . 3-4 times sent as I disturbed the requirement , but the selector committee may consider me choosing one out of them. I am sorry for my mistake. The long is legal, but herewith other materials were not justified, so delaying them, I sent it with actual shape that is perfect way sending. Again I say, I am sorry. If You consider me I would be grateful.

  • A Song on Planet X
    I
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’,
    You once made a fear of final destructing.
    It was 2012; the Earth-people lost their dream,
    You Planet X, Planed X, nicknamed Goblin.

    II
    You, the Dwarf planet beyond Pluto made the giant history,
    What the Universe is, as it remains infinity,
    An object comes to whom why and when?
    There is no answer in usual frame,
    But man is separate kind who could walk asking,
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’.

    III
    So many kinds of objects are there,
    There is everything to be X in the mathematics affair,
    Alas who and why is our container,
    We all are going through such unknowing realm,
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’.

    IV
    If we were finished oh man think it the moment,
    What is called life, matter and non-matter…
    That has been asked with the content!
    Everything enlightens with the boundless dark,
    Very-very sporting,
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’.

    [As an Author I declare that I am a professional Poet-novelist-Lyricist-Columnist. Started life from professional journalism. Huge books published from several Publications. Since my childhood I designed a dream to be a separate one in the field of work over the Earth. It is not boasting as I think it’s a kind of work as anybody else does some good work for civilization. I feel unbelievable magic feeling still now I am seeing the sky still, saying to it, “Oh! Great!”, as I crossed unbelievable hurdles, now something less. Whatsoever, I write in English & Bengali separately (not translation). Resides in Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta). India. Poet]

  • A Song on Planet X
    By
    Ridendick Mitro
    I
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’,
    You once made a fear of final destructing.
    It was 2012; the Earth-people lost their dream,
    You Planet X, Planed X, nicknamed Goblin.

    II
    You, the Dwarf planet beyond Pluto made the giant history,
    What the Universe is, as it remains infinity,
    An object comes to whom why and when?
    There is no answer in usual frame,
    But man is separate kind who could walk asking,
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’.

    III
    So many kinds of objects are there,
    There is everything to be X in the mathematics affair,
    Alas who and why is our container,
    We all are going through such unknowing realm,
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’.

    IV
    If we were finished, oh! man, think it the moment,
    What is called life, matter and non-matter…
    That has been asked with the content!
    Everything enlightens with the boundless dark,
    Very-very sporting,
    You Planet X, Planet X, nicknamed ‘The Goblin’.

    [As an Author I declare that I am a professional Poet-novelist-Lyricist-Columnist. Started life from professional journalism. Huge books published from several Publications. Since my childhood I designed a dream to be a separate one in the field of work over the Earth. It is not boasting as I think it’s a kind of work as anybody else does some good work for civilization. I feel unbelievable magic feeling still now I am seeing the sky still, saying to it, “Oh! Great!”, as I crossed unbelievable hurdles, now something less. Whatsoever, I write in English & Bengali separately (not translation). Resides in Kolkata (erstwhile Calcutta). India. Email: [email protected] : Poet]

  • thanks as i see u but i want to know about u , more details.

    i m a poet journalist novelist write in English & Bengali. kolkata. India.

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