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  1. Charismatic pair from Buena Vista Social Club to perform at the MooreRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Aug 19 | Seattle Times

    The Buena Vista Social Club , which shined a global spotlight on an older generation of Cuban musicians with a Grammy-winning 1997 album, a film and multiple concert tours, officially came to an end in May, when BV's surviving members played two final concerts in Havana. Some of its stars continue to tour, however, and two of the most compelling - Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa - play the Moore Theatre Monday .


  2. Shotgun Cinema announces lineup for 2016 True Orleans Film FestivalRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 18 | Best of New Orleans

    ... who committed suicide on-air in 1974; and a restored version of Win Wenders' classic documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Tickets for individual films are $10 and a festival pass is $70. Panels are free and open to the public. More information ...


  3. Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa lead the new Cuban-American frontierRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 17 | The Austin Chronicle

    ... to become a movement, let alone a subgenre in and of itself. Not only was the collective, dubbed the Buena Vista Social Club, illegal Cooder was fined $25,000 for violating the U.S. Trading With the Enemy Act but the "golden age" Cuba of the Forties ...


  4. Castro's Cuba - 50 years later, the island nation is still Castro countryRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 16 | Boing Boing

    Castro's Cuba: An American Journalist's Inside Look at Cuba 1959-1969 by Lee Lockwood Taschen 2016, 360 pages, 10.3 x 13.6 x 1.4 inches $45 Buy a copy on Amazon Right now, Cuba is red hot, hotter even than when Ry Cooder introduced most of the world to the Buena Vista Social Club almost 20 years ago. Thanks to the normalization of relations between the United States and the Caribbean island nation, American tourists will soon have a new place to drink alcohol, lie in the sun, and complain about their ceviche - regular flights between the U.S. and Cuba begin at the end of August.


  5. Humanity's heartbeatRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Aug 11 | The Economist

    ... Golden Record. The world music boom of the 1990s was galvanised by a bestselling Cuban album, "Buena Vista Social Club". Who could not be fired by the spectacle of some very old men and women (and their label) striking gold with forgotten music of ...


  6. 'Song of Lahore' sings the praises of Pakistan's cultural hubRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 10 | The Japan Times

    ... invited to New York to perform with Wynton Marsalis at the Lincoln Center. It all follows the "Buena Vista Social Club" pattern a bit too closely, but you have to admire the musicians' tenacity and chops. The filmmakers are so focused on the ...


  7. Schoodic Arts Festival Performances: Primo Cubano TrioRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Aug 3 | Bangor Daily News

    The Schoodic Arts Festival is here and along with our 80 different workshops being offered in Winter Harbor from August 1-14, we are thrilled to showcase evening performances every night of the Festival at our historic Hammond Hall, each starting at 7pm. Join us on August 9th for "Primo Cubano," a Portland-based Cuban music band specializing in the style of "Son," the national music of Cuba as heard in the "Buena Vista Social Club."


  8. Discovering the African Heartbeat in CubaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Aug 2 | Essence Magazine

    ... of the Spanish canciA3n, or "song," with Afro-Cuban percussion-rose to popularity with acts like the Buena Vista Social Club and serves as a symbol of the way Cuba is imagined today: as a convergence of cultures. These were the words of Gilberto ...


  9. Street Guitarist Amazes Crowds Playing on His "Broken" GuitarRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 28 | Guitar World

    ... symphony orchestras and has shared the stage and bill with artists that include Tommy Emmanuel, the Buena Vista Social Club and Jason Mraz. The first video shown here has been getting a generous amount of attention online, so have a look. For more ...


  10. TRAXRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jul 27 | Pasadena Weekly

    ... ensemble to his hometown of Havana for this engagingly percussive set, recorded in Egrem studio (of Buena Vista Social Club fame). They're joined by Cuban locals like Descemer Bueno, Isaac Delgado and rapper Telmary Diaz, and all-star guests. Rubn ...


  11. Now Playing! True Crime at the Roxie, an Embarrassment of Riches at BAMPFARead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jul 25 | KQED

    ... " Vienna and the Movies ," has more peaks than the Alps. Wait, there's more: The musical travelogue Buena Vista Social Club (July 30) concludes a Wim Wenders retrospective, while "Vienna and the Movies" presents an archival print of Max Ophuls's ...


  12. Bacardi and Cuba engage in a rum warRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 22, 2016 | The Washington Post

    ... summer daydreams of Ernest Hemingway knocking back daiquiris in art deco bars, while somewhere the Buena Vista Social Club band plays forever. Morales splashes a clear liquid onto his hands. It's potent aguardiente, the soul of rum, fermented and ...


  13. Los Tigres Del Norte, Buena Vista Social Club alumni to perform at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Austin American Statesman

    ... to downtown Austin in August. On Aug. 19, Pachanga presents Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa of the Buena Vista Social Club. Last fall, Austin bid adieu to the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club where Portuondo and Ochoa were among the members on ...


  14. Colors of ColombiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 20, 2016 | Jerusalem Post

    Ever since the heady days of the Buena Vista Social Club some 15 years ago, the sounds of Latin America have rung out loud and clear across this land. Truth be told, Brazilian jazz and pop were pretty popular in Israel in the 1970s too, but the Cuban-fueled musical wave of popularity has been maintained for more than a decade and a half now.


  15. The New Mexico Jazz Workshop's event was featuredRead the original story

    Jul 13, 2016 | Duke City Fix

    With members hailing from Cuba, New Mexico, California and New York, Havana Son is simultaneously traditional and modern. The group's repertoire covers the well known Cuban music from the early twentieth century, the rediscovered songs of the Buena Vista Social Club and the popular modern styles of cumbia and bachata, along with a bit of R&B.


  16. iLe reimagines old-school Afro-Caribbean sounds on her debut, IlevitableRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 12, 2016 | Chicago Reader

    ... "Quien Eres Tu," with its elegant Cuban flair and a brass sound straight out of the Buena Vista Social Club, and "TriA ngulo," with its bittersweet ranchera vibe, otherworldly atmosphere, and leisurely waltz rhythms-and Cabra consistently ...


  17. Fighting Through the Bullshit at the Botanic Gardens With case/lang/veirsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 11, 2016 | Denver Westword

    ... cozy amphitheater on York Street has hosted heroes ranging from Tony Bennett to Lucinda Williams to Buena Vista Social Club. The series (currently booked by Swallow Hill Music) has dabbled in the contemporary and adventurous as well, featuring the ...


  18. Take a tour of Cuba and you'll discover you just can't stop the musicRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 8, 2016 | Mirror.co.uk

    ... - and the old town area were all I hoped. There was music around all day - and at the famous Buena Vista Social Club at night - and weird sights too. I was in the main square, the Plaza de Armas, when a man dressed as a clown walked past with a dog ...


  19. Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa to Tour U.S.Read the original story w/Photo

    Jul 6, 2016 | Billboard

    The Buena Vista Social Club , which began with the smash 1997 album of the same name, finally said "adios" with a final three-year tour that ended this past May in Havana. But jazz-loving bolero singer Omara Portuondo , the 85-year-old Cuban musical firebrand who over the years was the centerpiece of the evolving band, is staying on the road.


  20. Personal Journey: A magical trip of Havana surprisesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 25, 2016 | Philly.com

    ... visit the places where an American tourist might be a persona non grata (Che's old hangouts and the Buena Vista Social Club headquarters) as opposed to welcomed (tourist staples boasting Hemingway's favorite daiquiris or mojitos). The lack of ...