World Music Album Review by Glyn Phillips

Roberto Fonseca’s album YO is one classy piece of work. The Cuban pianist – more famed in the UK for his work with the Buena Vista Social Club® – here presents his own musical vision that explores the themes of love, identity and spirituality. There’s very much an African connection throughout, directly (through the African artists’ own traditions) and indirectly (both Cuban music and Jazz are ultimately descended from Africa) and the afro-cuban religions Santería and Palo de Monte infuse the work too.

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