Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club is coming to Qatar for the very first time. Get ready for the rhythm of Havana nights as the Cuban musicians set the scene on fire…
The Buena Vista Social Club was originally established as a members’ club in Havana, Cuba, which later closed in the 1940s. The club was filled with dances, musical activities became popular among musicians as a meeting spot. Later in 1995, nearly 50 years after the club closed, Cuban musician, Juan de Marcos Gonzalez and US guitarist, Ry Cooder were both inspired to start something special. The recording name, Buena Vista Social Club, became an international success which led the Cuban musicians to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam in April 1998. Later German director, Wim Wenders was captured in film interviews with the musicians conducted in Havana that subsequently led to a massive success and was released for the cinemas.
The documentary was not only highly praised, but also, received an Academy Award nomination for Best Documentary feature and won numerous accolades including
Best Documentary at the European Film Awards. The success of both the album and
film sparked a revival of international interest in traditional Cuban music and Latina American music, in general. The Buena Vista Social Club became an umbrella to describe such performances that encapsulates Cuba’s musical golden age between the 1930s and 1950s.
Now, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club is touring the world as the original heritage
formation. Since 2015 they have embarked on their very last tour named, Adiós, which
is bringing them to Doha as their first ever appearance in Qatar. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club will be performing at Indigo, Sheraton Hotel on March 25.
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