World music often gets a bad rap. Although I'm not sure why. Sure ordering a sandwich or asking for directions in another language, with only your guide book as assistant, can be slightly embarrassing. In contrast, listening to a set of beats and rhythm in a multilingual compilation doesn't produce near the same level of anxiety. Which is exactly why I feel drawn to the cultural beat of jazz, pop, and tropical music. Today's track starts off with handclaps and finger snaps. BAM. Then Portuguese and Spanish lyrics weave in. Followed by instruments and voices, layered one over the other to create a high energy rondo, reminiscent of canyon echoes bouncing deep off desert walls. For more about the band click on over to their website.