He was the one who started it all. 1989, Havana,Cuba. I was 17 going 18. I was about to enter uni and was still a typical rock'n'roll kid (although black) in a middle-class college (Saúl Delgado). My mate dragged me down to see Irakere and I will be forever grateful to him for that. And as they used to say then, it's not that he blows the trumpet well is how he does it. 100% Cuban.