Seventh and last destination on this voyage with Global Compositions was a reunion with Havana, where I lived for 5 months eleven years ago – back in 2000. Back then; the purpose of my journey was to study Cuban music. Now, the idea was to compose new music based in the encounter with Cuban musicians. Whether it was Havana or I, who had changed the most, I don’t know, but either way it was a very different experience this time.
Havana still has an intense and omni-present musical scene.