The twelve-piece Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® – which features a number of Buena Vista Social Club alumni – make their eagerly awaited return to the stage in Derry~Londonderry with two special guests, Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa.
The Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club’s live performances have been praised by the UK press for “taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level” (The Independent), leaving audiences “awestruck” (Financial Times). At the forefront of the group are musicians who will be recognised from the Buena Vista Social Club film: laúd virtuoso Barbarito Torres, trumpet player Guajiro Mirabal and trombonist and the Orquesta’s Musical Director Jesus ‘Aguaje’ Ramos. Such talents as the vocalists Carlos Calunga and Idania Valdés, virtuoso pianist Rolando Luna and on trumpet, Guajirito Mirabal, grandson of Guajiro Mirabal, represent the younger generation of Cuban musicians.
Also touring with the Orquesta this year are two members of the original Buena Vista Social Club: Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa.