Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
featuring Omara Portuondo,
Eliades Ochoa, Guajiro Mirabal
& Barbarito Torres
with special guest Roberto Fonseca
The Grammy Award winning Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club makes a rare appearance as part of SF Jazz Season 2
Acclaimed Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca opens the show
Sunday, September 22, 7 pm at Davies Symphony Hall
201 Van Ness Ave in San Francisco
Tickets range from $25 to $80.
For more event and ticket information, visit www.sfjazz.org
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, the Grammy-winning global phenomenon that started an explosion of interest in traditional Cuban music, performs the final night of SF Jazz's “Southern Exposure” week at Davies Symphony Hall. The 13-member group, made famous by Wim Wenders’ blockbuster documentary/concert film, captures the timeless spirit of Havana and features legendary members including vocalist Omara Portuondo, guitarist Eliades Ochoa, trumpeter Güajiro Mirabal, trombonist Aguaje Ramos and Barbarito Torres, widely acknowledged as the world’s premiere exponent of the traditional Cuban lute, or laúd. Their Ry Cooder-produced 1997 debut was named one of Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and is the most successful world music album in history, selling over eight million copies. For this date, the stupendous young Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, who traveled the world with the late Buena Vista Social Club vocalist Ibrahim Ferrer, will open the show with his superb ensemble. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to share an evening with Cuba’s living musical legacy.
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