Ray Cruz was the host of Sabor Tropical aired on Hawaii Public Radio for 22 years. He is also a musician and club DJ that for many years pioneered the latin music movement in Hawaii. After a two year hiatus Ray returns with a new two hour show called Latin Beat. Latin Jazz is the core genre of the show with emphasis on Afro-Cuban classics and progressive instrumental arrangements. Ray will share his knowledge of music, the artists and how latin music has become a global phenomenon. HPR continues to add an international flair to it's lineup with programs like Brazilian Experience, Bridging The Gap and Latin Beat.