This is a really varied collection, ranging from Louisiana zydeco to Haitian tribal drums, and Brazilian jazz to Gulf Coast Blues, traditional to modern. It's a very high quality mix. I've got quite a few of the Rough Guide LPs now and this is one of the best. The free CD by Erol Josue that comes with it is fantastic, a real genre-defying mix that ranges from traditional, bluesy sounds through jazz and Latin influences to using electronic techniques. Quite seriously I've never heard something quite so hard to describe to people. The nearest I could say is, if you've heard Gil Scott Heron's last album (I'm New Here), it reminded me somewhat of that. But back to the main LP, the highlight for me is Shango by Lord Nelson. Wow, what a ferocious piece of music, the drums are hypnotising. I'd recommend buying this LP just for that.