19 / May / 2016


“The revolution is invincible,” say the painted walls along the streets of Havana, as if they could banish doubt through the act of insisting, in red block letters.

But what really is invincible in Cuba is Omara Portuondo, the 85-year-old diva of the Buena Vista Social Club, in a red dress, vamping and shimmying on a stage, showing a roaring audience that fading and dying are of no [...]  

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16 / May / 2016


Saturday's concert was many things: a joyous victory lap; a mournful group eulogy; an act of historical preservation (a new documentary on the group is set for release next year); a nostalgia trip of traditional Cuban styles like son, mambo, guajira and bolero. But above all, it was a showcase and testament to the virtuosic skill of the current original players: laud player Barbarito Torres, guitarist Eliades Ochoa, trumpeter Manuel [...]  

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10 / May / 2016


Cuba has the best calling card a country can dream of: its most genuine and traditional music has been carried to every corner of the planet in the hands of the legendary and top class artists who form the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club®. Now these exceptional musical ambassadors will return to their homeland to celebrate the grand finale of the farewell “ADIÓS TOUR” which started off in 2014. The [...]  

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22 / Feb / 2016


Omara Portuondo has just released her album "Omara & Chucho" on her Youtube channel.  Twelve songs, stories, memories of a great album that was edited in 2009 and that brough two Cuban icons to tour together in Europe.  Alma mía, Huesito, Esta tarde vi llover, are some great gems of a wonderful album that you can listen now here. "Omara & Chucho" has also a very [...]  

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19 / Feb / 2016


The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® and Omara Portuondo will be taking their "Adiós Tour" to Sing Jazz on 6 March. The band has just announced their appearance with a video with exclusive pictures! You can get your tickets at Marina Bay Sands and Events Clique now. #singjazz

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16 / Feb / 2016


The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® is reayd to start the "Adiós Tour" in Asia! Along with Omara Portuondo the band rehearsed in La Havana and soon they will get ready to perform in Tokyo! The very first show is sold out and the band is happy to announce the second date. It will be March 18th at Tokyo Pit. Get your tickets here.

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12 / Feb / 2016


Gracias is Portuondo’s third solo album, and it marks a professional musical career spanning 60 years. On November 5, she became the first Cuban resident to present at the 10th Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards, where she received the Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album or “Mejor Álbum Tropical Contemporáneo”. You can enjoy and listen now the complete album, that counts with great guests artists as Chico Buarque, Jorge [...]  

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09 / Feb / 2016


Canción de barrio is a musical documentary directed by Alejandro Ramirez Anderson, presenting the experience of the first two years of the “Never Ending Tour”, which, since 2010, the singer/composer Silvio Rodriguez has performed in Havana’s poor neighborhoods and throughout Cuba. Omara Portuondo had the opportunity to participate in some shows of this tour. You can watch now the complete documentary on Youtube.

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22 / Jan / 2016


¡We are super happy to announce that our show in Tokyo is SOLD OUT! Few weeks to start the Adiós Tour in Asia we are glad to share that our show at the Musashino Shimin Bunka Kaikan Tokyo is sold out! The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® farewell tour will be in Asia next March. The band will be visiting Singapore, South Korea, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Click here [...]  

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18 / Jan / 2016

ASIA 2016

The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® and Omara Portuondo are proud to announce a brand new tour in Asia. The Adiós Tour will be at Java Jazz Festival in Indonesia (4 march), Singapore International Jazz Festival (6 march) and Hong Kong Arts Festival. The band will also be playing in Seoul and Tokyo. Check out the full calendar here. Seúl 2016

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