Who is better equipped to demonstrate the strong bond between Cuba and Africa than Africa's most versatile musician? That would be Richard Bona. He is known as a singer and a bass player but you can give him any instrument and he will be able to play it. As a young boy in Cameroon his musicality was duly noted and at age thirteen he made his debut at a French jazz club. As an adult he moved to Europe and later to New York, where he became an established name on the jazz scene, playing with Branford Marsalis, Joe Zaniwul and Pat Metheny. Heritage is his first Afro-Cuban record, with the group Mandekan Cubano. The polyrhythmic music of African cabildos, ethnic associations on Cuba, forms the basis for this remarkable album. Bona has made clear again that the bridge between West Africa and Cuba is made of musical notes.