First of all, let me make this clear - I'm a Canadian of Anglo-Celtic descent who plays both traditional and modern music connected to my culture. However, I think it is important to respectfully explore other cultures. As such, I am interested in learning more about Latin American music - specifically, what artists and music are essential listening. I've taken an interest in Latin American percussion instruments (cabasa, claves, shakers, etc.) and I'd like to learn more. I'd also like to get a glimpse into what is expected of a bassist who accompanies Latin American music. Any suggestions would be appreciated.