Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club


An extraordinary line-up of Buena Vista Social Club™ stalwarts, in a 15-piece band direct from Havana. The band return to Symphony Hall by popular demand to present some of the finest Cuban music ever made. Joining the band this year is Omara Portuondo, a member of the original Buena Vista Social Club™, whose 2008 recording Gracias, won a Latin Grammy.

This unique concert will take you on a musical excursion from the original 1996 Buena Vista Social Club™ recordings, which sold over 7 million copies, up to the present day.

Be transported to the heat of Cuba’s clubs and dancehalls…

‘…taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level’ The Independent

‘…left audiences awe-struck’ Financial Times

‘This was a pulsating display’ The Times

‘A truly memorable evening from some genuinely inspirational musical stars’ Cambridge Evening News

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