“Roy Thomson Hall presents
The Buena Vista Social Club, an assemblage of many of Cuba’s most renowned musical forces, has presented live performances around the world since 1996 when Ry Cooder’s documentary and resulting Grammy-winning album gained critical and popular success.
Omara Portuondo, one of the featured vocalists on the album and documentary, brings to the stage smoky and quietly tragic vocals, charismatic stage presence, and a taste of Havana nightlife. She is joined by Roberto Fonseca, one of Cuba’s most promising young pianists.
A pioneer of the revolutionary fusion of bossa nova, samba, salsa, rock and folk music, Brazilian icon Gilberto Gil and his “Banda Larga” (Broadband Band) present a musical interactive experience.
Enthusiastically embracing the realm of digital communication, Gil invites the audience to participate in his tour by taking photos, recording the show and posting them on his website to be re-experienced by fans and music lovers worldwide.”