Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club - ADIOS TOUR
In 1997, an assembly of renowned Cuban singers and musicians revived a forgotten repertoire of beautiful music – son, bolero, danzan and guajiro – that became famous as the soundtrack to the movie Buena Vista Social Club. Now, after a hectic 16 years of thrilling audiences around the world, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club is set to bid adios with a farewell world tour. The group has toured in different combinations since 1997, but the current line-up – under band leader and original trombonist Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos – will feature stars from the original album and film, including the incomparable diva Omara Portuondo, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres (who also played with the Afro-Cuban All Stars).
They will be joined on stage by veteran tres player Papi Oviedo; Havana's young star pianist Rolando Luna; a superb rhythm section comprising double bassist Pedro Pablo and percussionists Andres Coayo, Filiberto Sánchez and Alberto La Noche; a three-man trumpet section led by high note specialist Luis Allemany and celebrated singers Carlos Calunga and Idania Valdéz. This group represents the distillation of more than 1000 shows over 16 years involving more than 40 musicians, forging a dynamic, multi-generational big band that celebrates Cuban musical tradition with flair and élan.