After 16 years thrilling audiences around the world, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club is set to bid ‘Adios’ with a farewell world tour.
The group – which has been touring the globe in different forms, guises and combinations since 1997 – will take to the road and return to Australia one last time in 2015 for a series of concerts that will celebrate the Orquesta’s storied journey as ambassadors for Cuban music.
“We wanted our traditional music to live on and to enchant the world and this is what our tours achieved. It has been an incredible part of my career and life.” Omara Portuondo
The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club grew out of the 1997 release of the Grammy-winning best-selling album Buena Vista Social Club, and its line-up continues to include a number of the original artists featured on the landmark recording and film.
“Two hours in the company of the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club is a heart-warming, uplifting experience everyone should sample at least once” Edinburgh Evening News****
“taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level” The Independent
“left audiences awestruck” Financial Times
“With the bittersweet delicacy of a classic bolero, the Buena Vista Social Club simultaneously celebrate the vitality and virtuosity of its musicians and mourn the era they embody” New York Times
"An enduring reminder that in Cuba, the wisdom of the ages still counts for something" Rolling Stone
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