Cuban-Irish story ready to be told
An unusual partnership between two music lovers has led to the release of a special album today. Irish producer Bob Jackson, who lectures on the Music Technology course in Tralee IT, was on holiday in Trinidad de Cuba, in 2009 when he happened across young local musician Erdwin García playing at an art exhibition opening.
Jackson recorded a demo with García and his band before returning to Ireland to mix it. In 2011, he returned to Cuba, in the midst of a tropical heatwave, with a mobile recording studio, to record a full-length record. It has taken until now to complete, thanks to his sending various mixes by post, rather than via the internet.
The friendship between the two men has resulted in Removiendo: A Cuban-Irish Story, García’s debut album. All profits will go towards supporting his family in Cuba, and a FundIt campaign has been launched to bring the 26-year-old and his band here for a tour in September. tinyurl.com/funditerdwin firstname.lastname@example.org
Jackson and García recording in Cuba