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Monday April 01, 2019

From Billboard

Omara Portuondo to Give Her ‘Last Kiss’ to Audiences on Final Tour
By: Judy Cantor-Navas

Omara Portuondo, the 88-year-old Cuban legend known to many as the female voice of the Buena Vista Social Club, has announced an international tour that she says will be her final one. […] Portuondo has been touring frequently ever since the Buena Vista Social Club performed its first shows in 1998; with BVSC and also attracting sold-out crowds as a solo headliner around the globe.

While her renown in recent years began with her recording of the bolero ‘Veinte Anos’ on the first Buena Vista album, Portuondo was hardly an unknown when she was recruited to be part of that Ry Cooder-produced recording that would become a household name.

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