I came to Cuba with the help of percussionist and dancer Petra Morales, she lived in Paris at that time. She arranged to meet Luis Manresa, bass player of Afrocuba. Enrique Plá from Irakere was my drum-teacher in Havana. I like to remember the sessions in Emiliano Salvador's house and the kind meeting with Juan Carlos Abreu, the drummer and percussionist. Today he is playing in Tony Martinez' Salsa Group and he is living in Bern. Thus, Havana gave me the Clavé.