Alan Geik has an M.Sc. in Economic Growth and Development from the London School of Economics. He has taught economic growth in London colleges. In a parallel and unrelated life he has been a Los Angeles radio programmer of Afro–Cuban music and Latin jazz at KCRW and also for KXLU’s, long running salsa show “Alma Del Barrio.” He co-produced several compilation CDs for Rhino Records, including the popular, Mambo Mania in the mid 1990’s. He also produced Caravana Cubana’s Late Night Sessions on his own label, Dreamer Music. It received two Grammy nominations in 2000. He also promoted concerts at popular music venues in L.A. including the Hollywood Palladium, the Greek theater, and the Universal Amphitheater. In still another unrelated life, Alan was a documentary filmmaker for Wide World of Sports and Time-Life Films in New York City. He produced music documentaries and videos in Los Angeles and was in post production for television shows and theatrical releases at Paramount Pictures for eleven years. He is currently living in S.E. Asia.