Celebrated percussionist, composer and arranger, Samuel Torres was born in Bogota, Colombia.

He was artistically nurtured in this bustling and culturally sophisticated metropolis where jazz and classical music share the stage with salsa and an infinite variety of Colombian folkloric idioms.

Inspired by the vibrant urban and Latin dance music scenes of Bogotá and beyond, the music in this latest album exemplifies how people use the language of music to express those feelings of optimism and faith.

Musically, this latest work by Torres, merges classic jazz traditions with more contemporary Latin urban sounds, as well as popular music styles such as boogaloo, cumbia and Afro-Cuban jazz.