|Dutch based musician Nico Gomez had made a name for himself as a composer and arranger for various artists and orchestras – e.g. for Los Chakachas, a well-known Belgian Latinsoul combo. But he also conducted the Nico Gomez Orchestra.|
One of the most sought-after recordings was the 1971 album Ritual by his band Nico Gomez And His Afro Percussion Inc. It is considered one of the best Afrolatin albums of the 1970s – especially once this masterpiece was rediscovered by Djs and its popularity soared.