Omara Portuondo

North America

With her passionate performances and charisma, Omara Portuondo has been Cuba’s musical sweetheart for more than half a century. As the only female member of the Buena Vista Social Club™, Portuondo transcended the landmark album and film with two Grammy Award nominated records of her own, all while continuing to enchant audiences around the globe with her effervescence and timeless charm. “It is the simple and profound things — life, love — that inspire me most,” she says. “Singing energizes me, and with this energy, I can introduce my culture and my roots to the world. Music is a part of nature, and a huge part of my life.” Now following a hugely successful sold-out 2015 “Adios” tour with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club including a historic performance at the White House, Omara tours in celebration of her 85 energetic years, Omara will tour in the Fall, 2016 with special guests Roberto Fonseca, Anat Cohen, and Regina Carter, bringing her rich, soulful brand of jazz and balladry to live audiences in the United States.