The cliché that African music is all about frantic, wild, fiery fast paced beats needs to be corrected. The essence of African drums is actually the grooves- how polyrhythms work together to create an enchanting, entrancing feel. The groove is the essence. Fiery rhythms are just one category of African drumming. Most important is the groove, whatever the tempo. The whole imaginable spectrum of tempos exists in African music. Fast paced drum rhythms constitute just one perspective. In fact much of Yoruba urban dance music has always been mid tempo grooves. Indeed the quintessential Yoruba social music is the mid tempo groove. Much of this album is mid tempo dance music.