The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All-Stars projects.

The 70-something Cuban singer Ibrahim Ferrer caught the world's ear thanks to his delightful presence on the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban All-Stars projects. He followed those albums with a solo effort that sold 1.5 million copies worldwide and solidified his standing as a global icon. On his latest endeavor, he is backed by a cast of stars, many of whom he has worked with in the past: producer Ry Cooder on electric guitar, Manuel Galbán on guitar and keyboards, Cachaíto López on bass, Miguel "Angá" Díaz on congas, and Jim Keltner and Joaquim Cooder on drums and percussion. A testament to Ferrer's versatility as a singer and band leader, the material spans a wide stylistic range. A wonderful album by an artist who richly deserves the success he has found late in life.—PV