Residente

A DNA test sparks the creation of a musical tour around the world following Residente's ancestral roots

I never would have guessed that a DNA test could result in a musical album. Thanks to the creativity of René Pérez Joglar, known professionally as Residente, this eponymous debut solo album does just that. With many Grammy's already to his name as the founder of rap group Calle 13, Residente makes a huge musical impact with this musical project, taking us along for the ride as he journeys from Siberia to the Caucasus to China to Burkina Faso and Ghana, collaborating with local musicians often playing indigenous instruments. Residente travels through the parts of the world connected to his genealogy. This album is worth a re-visit if you've already heard it, and you're in for a treat if you've never heard of it before.