Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club: On Sale Thursday, 07/23

When the Buena Vista Social Club, a little known collective of veteran musicians from Cuba, recorded a self-titled album of lively folksongs, Latin jazz and passionate ballads in 1997, they immediately took the world by storm and ultimately won a GRAMMY for their efforts. Further propelled by an Oscar-nominated documentary by filmmaker Wim Wenders a year later and a series of international tours, the group and their music became one of the primary catalysts in the re-emergence of the Latin sound into the musical mainstream.

More than a decade later, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club – featuring a line-up of 15 musicians from Cuba, each just as dedicated and passionate as their predecessors – continues the pioneering work of the original group with live performances hailed by the UK press for “taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level,” (The Independent) and leaving audiences “awestruck” (Financial Times).

Long Center Presents the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, October 18 in Dell Hall.

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