2009 release that presents the sound of post-globalized, post-Buena Vista Social Club Cuba. Madera Limpia. Guant namo is a small town in the southeast of Cuba. This is the home of Yasel Gonzalez Rivera and Gerald Thomas Collymore, the driving forces of Madera Limpia. "My rap is an expression of what young people feel in Cuba," explains Yasel, "what they live, what happens everyday." Above all though, La Corona with its globalized rhythms, celebrates life, and is about not losing one's dignity. The musical language Madera Limpia use transforms a love for Cuban music into a globalized youth culture. Heavy percussion meets the melancholic tres, an occasional tuba takes over the bass, and above all you have Yasel and Gerald flowing effortlessly between Rap, Reggae/Dancehall and rootsy Changui, the native style that originated in Guant namo.