Hada De Urbe
This is a track dedicated to a single mum that traveled with her child to a different country, working towards achieving a bright future for both of them.
This is a fusion between the songs ‘Hope’ by Jimi Can, lyrics by Jimi Can & fragments of a speech by Halie Selassie, the traditional Southern Senegal song Saliya and a fragment of ‘Campanilleros’ by Jose Moneo.
Need No Fear
Written & sung by Jimi Can (Jaime Cantera), feat. Jah Garvey & Uri Green.
One of the latest compositions by Jimi Can & The Revolution Band. A new arrangement of an old traditional song (Como Quieres Castillo) from the mountains of Cantabria in Northern Spain.
The Singing Seahorse
Jimi Can is a consummate showman, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and producer that makes music for the world, cutting loose with a cooly grooving, irresistibly warm performance that will move your feet and fire your creative imagination.
Jimi’s sound is a matured amalgam of different influences and when he writes, ‘anything that sounds’ can go in the pot; folk music from his native Cantabria in northern Spain, West African & Caribbean rhythms & modes, U.K. & U.S. pop, rock or folk… The Bristolian urban scene of dance-hall, hip-hop & Drum&Bass, Andalusian flamenco or South American songs…
Jimi’s live performances often have the feel of a freewheeling party magically spiced-up by the colourful variety of musicians that join him on stage. These days some regular band members include synth/bass & piano player Ana Gómez; drummer & kora player Suntou Susso Fakoli or singer Zoe Penny. Other usual suspects in Jimi’s works include African bass player Edd Bateman, flamenco guitarist Cuffy Cuthberson, flamenco singer José Moneo or singer-producer Uri Green from Yam & Banana.
Of Spanish and Cuban roots, Jimi Can (short for Jaime Cantera) moved to Bristol (U.K.) around 2004, initially to the predominantly Afro-Caribbean area of St Pauls, where he honed his musical crossover in projects such as El Pato Band, Too Strong Lollipop or Flamenco Loco. The big melting pot of the Bristolian scene has shaped his music and band lineups, ever-evolving and ever-surprising…