Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® “Adios Tour”
Featuring Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa
Wednesday 6th April
The O2, London
Doors Open: 18:00
Price: £42.50 – £113.25
Onsale: Fri, 6 Nov 2015 – 09:00 GMT
Following a series of hugely successful performances in recent years, where they played with to a full house, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® which features a number of Buena Vista Social Club alumni make what probably would be their last return to Europe.
It has been 16 years thrilling audiences around the world, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® is set to bid ‘Adios’ with a farewell world tour, which includes a return for the group to the iconic Royal Albert Hall.
This Cuban musicians’ collective has played together for over half a century. Stylistically, they span the entire spectrum of Afro-Cuban music. Deliciously slow bolero ballads and majestic danzones feature the swell of strings, while background vocals conveying messages of romance hide behind arrestingly beautiful melodies.
Buena Vista Social Club’s most influential style is the exuberant, polyrhythmic music known as son, which gave birth to both Mambo and Salsa. These upbeat numbers are full of infectious guitar licks, multilayered Afro-Cuban rhythms, soaring vocal melodies, and brash, Big Band-style horn parts.
Joining this new and expanded lineup of Cuban players is vocalist Omara Portuondo, a member of the original Buena Vista Social Club, whose 2008 recording Gracias (World Village / Montuno) won a Latin Grammy and scored a Grammy nomination, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres and Jesus ‘Aguaje’ Ramos. All these artistic legends enjoy triumphant careers and are the finest ambassadors for Cuban culture around the world.