Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club to Tour US, Featuring Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, Eliades Ochoa

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On September 14, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club brings its world tour to the US for a run of dates that will hit New York, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and more. The 15-member lineup includes Latin Grammy Award winners Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, all of whom count themselves among the original members of Buena Vista Social Club. Opening a number of concerts with his quintet will be Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca.

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On September 14, internationally acclaimed ensemble Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club brings its world tour—recently hailed by the UK press as leaving audiences “awestruck” (Financial Times) and “taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level” (The Independent)—to the US for a run of dates that will hit New York, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and more. The 15-member lineup includes Latin Grammy Award winners Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, all of whom count themselves among the original members of Buena Vista Social Club.

More than a decade after Buena Vista Social Club’s emergence on the international stage via a Grammy-winning album and an Oscar-nominated documentary by acclaimed director Wim Wenders, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club continues the pioneering work of the original group. Each member hails from Cuba and brings his or her unique perspective to traditional Cuban music and Latin jazz. See below for full lineup and tour schedule. For additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

In addition to the original Buena Vista Social Club album and Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall, World Circuit / Nonesuch Records has released solo albums by Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo and Flor de amor) and Guajiro Mirabal (Buena Vista Social Club Presents Manual “Guajiro” Mirabal). Eliades Ochoa is featured on the 2010 World Circuit / Nonesuch album AfroCubism. All three can also be heard, along with Barbarito Torres and other Buena Vista veterans, on the 1999 Afro-Cuban All Stars album Distinto, Diferente.

Opening a number of concerts on the upcoming tour with his quintet will be Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, who has been called a “multifaceted virtuoso” by London’s Sunday Times and “a fabulously gifted pianist, composer and bandleader” by The Guardian.

ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

Omara Portuondo, Lead Vocal
Eliades Ochoa, Guitar and Vocals
Jesus Aguaje Ramos, MD, Trombone, Vocals
Guajiro Mirabal, Trumpet
Barbarito Torres, Laud
Papi Oviedo, Tres
Pedro Pablo, Double Bass
Rolando Luna, Piano
Idania Valdés, Vocals and Minor Percussion
Carlos Calunga, Vocals
Alberto La Noche, Bongos
Filiberto Sanchéz, Timbales
Coayo, Congas
Luis Alemany, Trumpet
Guajirito Mirabal, Trumpet

CONFIRMED US TOUR DATES

Sep 14 UA Centennial Hall Tucson, AZ
Sep 15 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
Sep 17 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
Sep 18 Valley Performing Arts Center Northridge, CA
Sep 20 Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA
Sep 21 Mondavi Center for the Arts Davis, CA
Sep 22 Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA
Sep 25 Burnsville Performing Arts Center Burnsville, MN
Sep 27 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN
Sep 28 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Urbana, IL
Sep 29 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
Oct 2 Bass Performance Hall Fort Worth, TX
Oct 3 Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin, TX
Oct 5 Rialto Center for the Arts Atlanta, GA
Oct 8 Lisner Auditorium Washington, DC
Oct 11&12 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center New York, NY
     
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Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club 2013sq: Eliades Ochoa, Barbarito Torres, Omara Portuondo, Jesus Aguaje Ramos, Guajiro Mirabal
  • Monday, July 22, 2013
    Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club to Tour US, Featuring Omara Portuondo, Guajiro Mirabal, Barbarito Torres, Eliades Ochoa
    Alejandro Perez

    On September 14, internationally acclaimed ensemble Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club brings its world tour—recently hailed by the UK press as leaving audiences “awestruck” (Financial Times) and “taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level” (The Independent)—to the US for a run of dates that will hit New York, San Francisco, Austin, Atlanta, Indianapolis, and more. The 15-member lineup includes Latin Grammy Award winners Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa, trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, and laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, all of whom count themselves among the original members of Buena Vista Social Club.

    More than a decade after Buena Vista Social Club’s emergence on the international stage via a Grammy-winning album and an Oscar-nominated documentary by acclaimed director Wim Wenders, the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club continues the pioneering work of the original group. Each member hails from Cuba and brings his or her unique perspective to traditional Cuban music and Latin jazz. See below for full lineup and tour schedule. For additional details and ticket links, visit nonesuch.com/on-tour.

    In addition to the original Buena Vista Social Club album and Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall, World Circuit / Nonesuch Records has released solo albums by Omara Portuondo (Buena Vista Social Club Presents Omara Portuondo and Flor de amor) and Guajiro Mirabal (Buena Vista Social Club Presents Manual “Guajiro” Mirabal). Eliades Ochoa is featured on the 2010 World Circuit / Nonesuch album AfroCubism. All three can also be heard, along with Barbarito Torres and other Buena Vista veterans, on the 1999 Afro-Cuban All Stars album Distinto, Diferente.

    Opening a number of concerts on the upcoming tour with his quintet will be Cuban pianist Roberto Fonseca, who has been called a “multifaceted virtuoso” by London’s Sunday Times and “a fabulously gifted pianist, composer and bandleader” by The Guardian.

    ORQUESTA BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB

    Omara Portuondo, Lead Vocal
    Eliades Ochoa, Guitar and Vocals
    Jesus Aguaje Ramos, MD, Trombone, Vocals
    Guajiro Mirabal, Trumpet
    Barbarito Torres, Laud
    Papi Oviedo, Tres
    Pedro Pablo, Double Bass
    Rolando Luna, Piano
    Idania Valdés, Vocals and Minor Percussion
    Carlos Calunga, Vocals
    Alberto La Noche, Bongos
    Filiberto Sanchéz, Timbales
    Coayo, Congas
    Luis Alemany, Trumpet
    Guajirito Mirabal, Trumpet

    CONFIRMED US TOUR DATES

    Sep 14 UA Centennial Hall Tucson, AZ
    Sep 15 Mesa Arts Center Mesa, AZ
    Sep 17 Segerstrom Center for the Arts Costa Mesa, CA
    Sep 18 Valley Performing Arts Center Northridge, CA
    Sep 20 Monterey Jazz Festival Monterey, CA
    Sep 21 Mondavi Center for the Arts Davis, CA
    Sep 22 Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, CA
    Sep 25 Burnsville Performing Arts Center Burnsville, MN
    Sep 27 Clowes Memorial Hall Indianapolis, IN
    Sep 28 Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Urbana, IL
    Sep 29 Symphony Center Chicago, IL
    Oct 2 Bass Performance Hall Fort Worth, TX
    Oct 3 Long Center for the Performing Arts Austin, TX
    Oct 5 Rialto Center for the Arts Atlanta, GA
    Oct 8 Lisner Auditorium Washington, DC
    Oct 11&12 Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center New York, NY
         
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