Perhaps the most renowned manifestation of Cuban culture, the music of the island has crossed borders and invaded almost every corner of this world. It has been played, in and out of Cuba, both by Cubans and foreigners who fall for that glow, that joy that comes with Cuban rhythms. A mixture, a blend–as most of Cuban culture is–music is perhaps the perfect formula in which all the continents and all the ages have merged. Cuban music is a feast, a celebration, a ceremony, a heritage, and a journey. From Europe, Africa, and Asia, nestled in the heart of the American continent–its sea heart, at least–all the rhythms have joined in one, and that one has exploded into a handful of other rhythms, like a flower opens up and showers the spores that shall become even more flowers.