Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club


Orquesta Buena
Vista Social Club

featuring Omara Portuondo,
Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal
& Barbarito Torres
with special guest Roberto Fonseca

Sunday, September 22, 7:00pm
at Davies Symphony Hall

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
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Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, the Grammy-winning global phenomenon that started an explosion of interest in traditional Cuban music, performs the final night of our “Southern Exposure” week at Davies Symphony Hall. The 13-member group, made famous by Wim Wenders’ blockbuster documentary/concert film, captures the timeless spirit of Havana and features legendary members including vocalist Omara Portuondo, guitarist Eliades Ochoa, trumpeter Güajiro Mirabal, trombonist Aguaje Ramos and Barbarito Torres, widely acknowledged as the world’s premiere exponent of the traditional Cuban lute, or laúd. Their Ry Cooder-produced 1997 debut was named one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and is the most successful world music album in history, selling over eight million copies. For this date, the stupendous young Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, who traveled the world with the late Buena Vista Social Club vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer, will open the show with his superb ensemble. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to share an evening with Cuba’s living musical legacy.

Artist Personnel

Omara Portuondo vocals
Güajiro Mirabal trumpet
Aguaje Ramos trombone
Eliades Ochoa guitar
Barbarito Torres laúd
Idania Valdés vocals & percussion
Carlos Calunga vocals
Luis Alemañy trumpet
Güajirito Mirabal trumpet
Rolando Luna piano
Pedro Pablo bass
Alberto La Noche bongos
Filiberto Sánchez timbalas
Andres Coayo congas/cajon/minor    percussion
Papi Oviedo tres
Roberto Fonseca piano

Artist Website

"With the bittersweet delicacy of a classic bolero, the Buena Vista Social Club simultaneously celebrate the vitality and virtuosity of its musicians and mourn the era they embody. " — The New York Times
"An enduring reminder that in Cuba, the wisdom of the ages still counts for something. " — Rolling Stone