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I know Asre from a few years back when I bought an album of music that was basically traditional Cuban son, yet perforemd by a youthful band whose enthusiasm and vibrancy exceeded that of some well known exponents of the genre. Here they collaborate with famous drummer Billy Cobham. Traditional son should have bongoes, guiro, clave and maracas providing percussion, so this is a clear departure from the traditional set up, and tracks are based on cha cha cha and rumba as well as son. The musical development is carried forward to more contemporary forms though, with bomba breaks reminiscent of timba, and the drive of the masterful Cobham on drums, and draws on a jazz backgroun. Collaborations may sound artifical with disparate parts glued together in unlikely fashion, but not hear; this works.