We are giving away a pair of tickets to From the Buena Vista Social Club: Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa @ 2016 Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts on August 28. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, August 22.
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From the Buena Vista Social Club: Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa
August 28, 2016
Doors: 5 pm / Show: 7 pm | $32.50 – $92.50 | All Ages
Oregon Zoo Summer Concerts
4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, OR 97221
One of the most endearing success stories in recent memory, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club says “Adios” to world stages with their 2015 farewell tour. When Ry Cooder recruited a group of aging, forgotten musicians for a 1997 recording session in Havana, what happened next was a welcome interruption in the politically-challenged relationship between Cuba and the United States. The resulting album won a Grammy Award, the group shot to international fame, and those senior citizens began their storied journey as ambassadors for the music of Cuba. Their live performances have been praised for “taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level” (The Independent) and leaving audiences “awestruck” (The Financial Times).
At the forefront of the group are original band members who will be fondly recognized from the Buena Vista Social Club® film: band leader and trombonist Jesús “Aguaje” Ramos, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, vocalist and guitarist Eliades Ochoa and the incomparable vocalist Omara Portuondo. A younger generation of Cuban musicians is represented by such talents as vocalist Carlos Calunga and pianist Rolando Luna.