Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

featuring Omara Portuondo + Family Atlantica

Monday 21 October 2013 7.30pm
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore
London
SW7 2AP
020 7589 8212
royalalberthall.com

Following their sold out performance at the Royal Albert Hall in 2011 Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™ return with the divine vocal talents of Omara Portuondo the first lady of Cuban music.

 

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club™  has played together for over half a century. Their most influential style is the exuberant, polyrhythmic music known as son, which gave birth to both Mambo and Salsa. Their upbeat numbers are full of infectious guitar licks, multi-layered Afro Cuban rhythms, soaring vocal melodies, and brash, big band horn parts. These are complimented by deliciously slow bolero ballads and majestic danzones feature the swell of strings, with vocals conveying messages of romance hidden behind arrestingly beautiful melodies.

 

Due to ill health Eliades Ochoa is not able to appear with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club on their current tour.

 

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