Buena Vista Social Club presents Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa at Britt Festivals
As Cuban revolutions go, it was an entirely peaceable uprising—but its impact could not have been more profound. On the release of the Buena Vista Social Club album in 1997, few outside the specialist world music audience initially took much notice of the record’s elegantly sculpted tunes and warm, acoustic rhythms. Then something extraordinary occurred. Buena Vista’s sales figures kept steadily rising week by week, building almost entirely by word-of-mouth until it achieved critical mass. It was one of those rare records that transcended the vagaries of fad and fashion to sound timeless but utterly fresh.
The group has been touring the globe in different forms, guises and combinations since 1997, celebrating the group's storied journey as ambassadors for Cuban music. Featured on this appearance will be leading lady Omara Portuondo, and guitarist and singer Eliades Ochoa.
Special guest TBA.