1996 - Pen Cayetano "Sweet Africa"

Pen Cayetano is an original and aesthetically omnivorous artist whose example is sure to inspire creative Garifuna spirits for generations to come. These recordings represent a rare sampling of a culture and musical style that thus far has eluded the homogenizing fusion of so much contemporary "world-beat." That alone makes these titles essential listening for anyone more than casually interested in the vibrant diversity of the music of the African diaspora. - Michael Stone