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Thursday July 07, 2016

From Billboard

Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa to Tour U.S.
By: Carlos Pericás

The 85-year-old singer and the master guitarist of Buena Vista Social Club join forces for August appearances

The Buena Vista Social Club, which began with the smash 1997 album of the same name, finally said “adios” with a final three-year tour that ended this past May in Havana.

But jazz-loving bolero singer Omara Portuondo, the 85-year-old Cuban musical firebrand who over the years was the centerpiece of the evolving band, is staying on the road.

In August, the unsinkable Portuondo will play six dates with fellow original Buena Vista member Eliades Ochoa, a spry 70 years old. A master of the tres guitar, Ochoa’s seductive Cuban country manner and hoarse vocals have led to frequent comparisons to Johnny Cash.

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