Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club: A Transportation to Havana using the Power of Music

Posted On August 12, 2013
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The Rialto Theater brings you the excitement and wonder of Havana, Cuba without the pricey airplane ticket with Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club. From the group’s hit songs like “Chan Chan,” Orquesta’s music gets one thinking about love and life while they welcome you into their family.

The members of Orquesta have such pride in their country’s culture. The joy and spirit of Cuba is undeniable when Orquesta takes the stage, every member of the Orquesta crew grins from ear to ear with a passion and fire in them only true artists possess. One reviewer of the group’s album “Buena Vista Social Club” wrote, “Ry Cooder (the recording artist who discovered them) could have recorded these songs without paying the musicians a cent; one can imagine them jumping up and grabbing for their instruments at the slightest opportunity, just to play.” No one could have predicted that the Buena Vista Social Club would grow into a global sensation.

Now is the time to see Orquesta, the band recently announced that their 2013 world tour will include several of the Buena Vista Social Club alumni.  Aside from the band’s title album “Buena Vista Social Club” (1997) Buena Vista also released “Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall” (2008) and most recently “The Best of Buena Vista” (2012).

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club’s music is a fusion of Afro-Cuban Jazz, Latin Jazz, world, and a Cuban traditional sound as well as keeping the audience their toes by incorporating the musical styles of Cuba from the 1920’s through 1950’s with a twist of salsa, swing, and ballroom dance. The group manages to blend all these different influences to create a seamless sound all their own.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club will be performing at the Rialto Theater of the Arts Saturday, October 5. For tickets go online at www.rialtocenter.org or call 404-413-9849. FREE PARKING for all Rialto shows.

Jocelyn Sarvady