Cachaito Lopez (Cuba)
nominated by Stuart Palmer, Glastonbury, Somerset:
'He pushes the boundaries of Cuban music forward, bringing new ears to Latin music without losing the essence of all that is salsa.'
'Amazing mix of latin, jazz and dub. A great chill-out album.'
Brian Carruthers, London
'A jaw-droppingly brilliant gig at Womad ... light years from the Buena Vista Social Club.'