Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

  • Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club singer Omara Portuondo (L) from Cuba sings near Germany former tennis player Boris Becker (R) during the gala dinner for the XV Cigar Festival in Havana on March 2, 2013.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Buena Vista Social Club singer Omara Portuondo (C) from Cuba sings to US actor Danny Glover (R) during the gala dinner for the XV Cigar Festival in Havana on March 2, 2013.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Cuban singer and member of the Buena Vista Social Club Omara Portuondo performs during a concert to promote her album 'Gracias' at the Karl Marx Theater on August 17, 2011 in Havana.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - HAVANA  - NOVEMBER 12: Cuban singer Omara Portuondo (L) and jazz pianist Chucho Valdes of Cuba perform the song 'Veinte Anos' at ceremony for Portuondo after she won the 2009 Latin Grammy award, on November 12, 2009, in Havana, Cuba. Omara Portuondo, diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, won the Latin Grammy for the Best Contemporary Tropical Album for her album 'Gracias'. The 10th Annual Latin Grammy awards took place on November 5 in Las Vegas.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - HAVANA - NOVEMBER 12: Cuban singer Omara Portuondo (R) and jazz pianist Chucho Valdes of Cuba perform the song 'Veinte Anos' at ceremony for Portuondo after she won the 2009 Latin Grammy award, on November 12, 2009, in Havana, Cuba. Omara Portuondo, diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, won the Latin Grammy for the Best Contemporary Tropical Album for her album 'Gracias'. The 10th Annual Latin Grammy awards took place on November 5 in Las Vegas.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - HAVANA - NOVEMBER 12: Cuban singer Omara Portuondo attends a ceremony in her honor after she won the 2009 Latin Grammy award, on November 12, 2009, in Havana, Cuba. Omara Portuondo, diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, won the Latin Grammy for the Best Contemporary Tropical Album for her album 'Gracias'. The 10th Annual Latin Grammy awards took place on November 5 in Las Vegas.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Cuban singer and dancer Omara Portuondo (R) sings as she arrives to be payed homage by the Union of artists and writers of Cuba (UNEAC), on November 12, 2009 in Havana. Portuondo, 79, who performed with The Buena Vista Social Club ensemble, won for best contemporary tropical album in the Latin Grammy Awards.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Cuban singer and dancer Omara Portuondo (L) receives flowers from Cuban pianist and composer Jesus 'Chucho' Valdes, next to Cuban musician Guido Lopez Gavilan (C), on November 12, 2009 in Havana. Portuondo, 79, who performed with The Buena Vista Social Club ensemble, won for best contemporary tropical album in the Latin Grammy Awards, and Valdes won for best jazz album.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Cuban singer and dancer Omara Portuondo (L) is payed homage by Cuban pianist and composer Jesus 'Chucho' Valdes, and Cuban musician Guido Lopez Gavilan (C), on November 12, 2009 in Havana. Portuondo, 79, who performed with The Buena Vista Social Club ensemble, won for best contemporary tropical album in the Latin Grammy Awards. Valdes won for best jazz album in the Grammy Awards.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Cuban singer and dancer Omara Portuondo smiles during an homage by the Union of artists and writers of Cuba (UNEAC), on November 12, 2009 in Havana. Portuondo, 79, who performed with The Buena Vista Social Club ensemble, won for best contemporary tropical album in the Latin Grammy Awards.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - Cuban singer and dancer Omara Portuondo smiles during an homage by the Union of artists and writers of Cuba (UNEAC), on November 12, 2009 in Havana. Portuondo, 79, who performed with The Buena Vista Social Club ensemble, won for best contemporary tropical album in the Latin Grammy Awards.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  Piano player Guillermo Rubalcaba Gonzalez, member of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' poses on stage of Prinzregenten theatre on February 24, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Guillermo Rubalcaba, Reynaldo Creagh and Gilberto 'Papi' Oviedo La Portilla , members of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' pose on stage of Prinzregenten theatre on February 24, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Guillermo Rubalcaba Gonzalez, Reynaldo Creagh and Gilberto 'Papi' Oviedo La Portilla , members of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' pose on stage of Prinzregenten theatre on February 24, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  Singer Reynaldo Creagh, member of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' poses on stage of Prinzregenten theatre on February 24, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  Piano player Guillermo Rubalcaba Gonzalez, member of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' poses on stage of Prinzregenten theatre on February 24, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  (L-R) Guillermo Rubalcaba Gonzalez, Reynaldo Creagh and Gilberto 'Papi' Oviedo La Portilla , members of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' pose on stage of Prinzregenten theatre on February 24, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 24:  Singer Reynaldo Creagh, member of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' poses on stage of Prinzregenten theatre on February 24, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 23:  Guitarist Gilberto 'Papi' Oviedo La Portilla (L) and dancer Erric Turro, members of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' pose at the Buena Vista Bar on February 23, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
  • Buena Vista Social Club - MUNICH, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 23:  (L-R) Dancer Erric Turro, guitarist Gilberto 'Papi' Oviedo La Portilla and Storyteller Terry Rodriguez, members of the legendary Cuban music band 'Buena Vista Social Club' enjoy to drink a beer at the Buena Vista Bar on February 23, 2009 in Munich, Germany.
There are a few times in your life when you hear a piece of music that instantly sparks something in your core; that awakens a new but somehow familiar awareness, illuminating a connection to your past that had been there all the while. I had such an experience the first time I listened to "Buena Vista Social Club," a beautiful reunion of some of CubaÆs legendary musicians orchestrated by musical ...more


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