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Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club
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Genre: Jazz, World
Group Members: Ry Cooder, Omara Portuondo, Joachim Cooder, Julio Fernandez, Rubén González, Orlando "Cachaito..., Eliades Ochoa, Papi Oviedo, Carlos González, ...See All
Biography: Less a band than an assemblage of some of Cuba's most renowned musical forces, Buena Vista Social Club's origins lie with noted American guitarist Ry Cooder, who in 1996 traveled to Havana to seek out a number of legendary local musicians whose performing careers largely ended decades earlier with the ...Read full biography
At Carnegie Hall
Released: 2008
Label: World Circuit
Critics' Rating:
It seems very strange that World Circuit/Nonesuch would wait ten long years to issue this historic document of the grand, wildly celebrated Buena Vista Social Club concert at Carnegie Hall. This is the ...Read full review
Buena Vista Social Club
Released: 1997
Label: Nonesuch
Critics' Rating:
This album is named after a members-only club that was opened in Havana in pre-Castro times, a period of unbelievable musical activity in Cuba. While bandleader Desi Arnaz became a huge hit in the States, ...Read full review
More Buena Vista Social Club albums: Main Albums (2), DVD/Video (2)