In 1996 Nick Gold planned to make a CD bringing together Malian and Cuban musicians, but due to visa problems it never happened.
Instead he began working with just the Cubans and, almost by fortunate accident, created the best-selling world music album of all time, The Buena Vista Social Club.
Fourteen years on the original plan has finally come together and the original planned line-up has recorded AfroCubism, a gorgeous mix of African and Caribbean traditions.
Nick talked to Mark Coles about the problems and delights of working with a studio full of virtuosi. You can hear the interview at BBC World Service at http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/arts/2010/10/101020_strand_afrocubism.shtml