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“The group Pancho brought together for this recording was directed by Octavio Rodríguez, master drummer, babalawo, and innovator in the fusion of Afro-Cuban drumming with jazz and rock. Octavio’s percussion arrangements shift from one rhythm to another, from prayers to the orishas to rumbas, crossing back and forth across the clave. [At the same time this] recording provides the listener to hear the dynamic sound of a rumba as it is played in neighborhood gatherings and sung in the patios…of Old Havana and the shipyards.” ---Greg Landau.