Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club Books Fall U.S. Tour
With all of the bandmates hailing from Cuba, the following musicians count themselves as original members of the Buena Vista Social Club: Latin Grammy award winners Omara Portuondo (lead vocals) and Eliades Ochoa (guitar and vocals), trumpeter Guajiro Mirabal, and laúd player Barbarito Torres.
The 15-member Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club roster also includes Jesus Aguaje Ramos on trombone and vocals, Papi Oviedo on tres, double bassist Pedro Pablo, pianist Rolando Luna, Idania Valdés on vocals and minor percussion, vocalist Carlos Calunga, Alberto La Noche on bongos, Filiberto Sanchez on timbales, Coayo on congas, and trumpeters Luis Alemany and Guajirito Mirabal.
The band’s world tour has been hailed by publications including The Independent as “taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level” while the Financial Times said audiences were “awestruck.”
U.S. fans can see for themselves when the tour begins in Arizona. Here’s the schedule:
Sept. 14 – Tucson, Ariz., Centennial Hall
Sept. 15 – Mesa, Ariz., Mesa Arts Center
Sept. 17 – Costa Mesa, Calif., Segerstrom Center For The Arts
Sept. 18 – Northridge, Calif., Valley Performing Arts Center
Sept. 20 – Monterey, Calif., Monterey Fairgrounds/Pattee Arena (
Sept. 21 – Davis, Calif., Vanderhoef Studio Theatre
Sept. 22 – San Francisco, Calif., Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall
Sept. 27 – Indianapolis, Ind., Clowes Memorial Hall
Sept. 28 – Urbana, IL Krannert Center
Sept. 29 – Chicago, Ill., Symphony Center
Oct. 2 – Fort Worth, Texas, Bass Performance Hall
Oct. 3 – Austin, Texas, The Long Center For The Performing Arts
Oct. 5 – Atlanta, Ga., Rialto Center For The Arts
Oct. 11 – New York, N.Y., Rose Theater
Oct. 12 – New York, N.Y., Rose Theater
Pianist Roberto Fonseca and his quintet will open for the U.S. excursion, touring in support of the release of his new album, Yo. The LP is due out in the States Aug. 27.
For more information visit BuenaVistaSocialClub.com and click here for Roberto Fonseca’s website.