Roberto Fonseca

Critics' pick
The rightful heir to the Buena Vista Social Club legacy, pianist Fonseca had the daunting job of filling his hero Rubén González's shoes after the great man passed away. He ended up becoming the star of the show. Now a hugely charismatic solo artist in his own right, he's back with latest album YO, which deftly adds electronic beats and melodic lyricism to his infectious Afro-Cuban style.