The Malmo, Sweden-based El Hijo de la Cumbia's latest endeavor is a new album that spans a decade of research and is his largest undertaking yet. That album is Genero Genero, an apt name as El Hijo de la Cumbia deftly combines numerous sounds, styles, and genres to create a sonic version of his heavily-stamped passport. The album features appearances by Celso Piña, La Dame Blanche, Mexican Institute of Sound, Alika y Nueva Alianza, and El Rama, who join him on his quest to tear down all barriers with music as his weapon of choice. "This is, without a doubt, a new beginning for me," he says. "I spent 10 years traveling the world, learning and absorbing new styles and rhythms. I composed 56 songs, and it took me a year to select my favorite ones for a new album."