Robert Fernandez’ fine book is a very in-depth study of the music, rhythms, and culture of Cuba. The richness of the musical and rhythmic heritage which Cuba has brought the world is carefully and methodically brought to life in Fernandez’ book. This is a highly recommended work for all those wishing to further their knowledge of Cuba and it’s culture.

– Chuck Silverman

This is one book any serious musician interested in Afro-Cuban folklore will have to look into.

– Francisco Mora Catlett

If you are a musician interested in Afro-Cuban music, I strongly recommend this book. Read it thoroughly, and I assure your knowledge and performance abilities will greatly improve.

– Olavo Alén Rodríguez, Director, Center for Research and Development of Cuban Music, Havana