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Monday April 15, 2019

From The Mercury News

Cuban legend Omara Portuondo brings her ‘Last Kiss’ to SF Bay Area
By: Andrew Gilbert

Omara Portuondo is the last legend left from the pre-revolutionary Cuba artists reintroduced to the world by the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon, which grew from the hit 1997 album produced by Ry Cooder, expanded with the award-winning Wim Wenders documentary and continued to roll with subsequent tours and recordings.

While her contemporaries and elders Compay Segundo, Rubén González and Ibrahim Ferrer are gone, the 88-year-old Portuondo continues to sing ballads with exquisite grace, last appearing in the Bay Area in February for a couple of extraordinary encounters with pianist Chucho Valdés at the SFJazz gala held in his honor.

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