Sunday, August 08, 2010

Brecona Vista Social Club

We saw the unique Buena Vista Social Club perform live @ the resurrected Brecon Jazz Festival last night, and they were magnificent.

There were only 5 members of the group of vintage greats collected by Juan de Marcos Gonzalez and made famous by Ry Cooder & Wim Wenders, but the others had been replaced by younger torch carriers who will hopefully keep this fantastic music alive over the years.

Hats off to:
Omara Portuondo

"Bárbaro" Alberto Torres Delgado
Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal

Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos
Manuel Galbán

Great photo's of the lineup we saw on a romanian? blog - hat tip Kimmy.

BVSC official site

A fitting tribute to:
Manuel "Puntillita" Licea (vocals) (d. 2000)
Máximo Francisco Repilado Muñoz AKA Compay Segundo (vocals, tres) (d. 2003)
Rubén González (piano) (d. 2003)
Ibrahim Ferrer (vocals) (d. 2005)
Pío Leyva (vocals) (d. 2006)
Anga Díaz (percussion) (d.2006)
Orlando "Cachaito" López (double bass) (d.2009)


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