Sunday, 20 April 2008

Buena Vista Social Club

To see the thirteen-strong Buena Vista Social Club orchestra in fine form in Bristol last night. They wowed the audience with renditions of their popular Cuban songs and the brilliant performances of stars who have acquired world-wide fame in the last decade since Ry Cooder and World Circuit Records brought some of Cuba's best musicians to international attention. While some of the original performers, notably Compay Segundo, have since passed away, the touring orchestra brings to life the vitality of the multi-million selling album that made their names, with the incomparable Cachaito Lopez on bass. They played a straight two hours without interval, and had the entire concert hall dancing in the aisles for their final number. This is a musical treat not to be missed.

1 comment:

Ellen said...

You write very well.