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Omara Portuondo

Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
Event Halle, Messe Basel

Fatoumata Diawara is from Mali, Mayra Andrade comes from Cap Verde and Omara Portuondo embodies traditional Cuban music. However, they actually all sing the same: music with African roots. After the long journey across the ocean, African music took on new shapes and forms in songs of womanhood, love, family. Pianist Roberto Fonseca unites the continents musically. Having worked with all three singers, he knows the music on both sides of the ocean and ties it all together with jazz.

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Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Ilha de Santiago
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Besame Mucho
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Adios Felicidad
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Sowa
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Fatoumata Diawara

Kèlè
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 9.45 PM | Face to Face
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Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Fatoumata Diawara

United
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 9.45 PM | Face to Face
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  1. Mayra Andrade & Roberto Fonseca - Ilha de Santiago

    Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  2. Omara Portuondo, Mayra Andrade & Roberto Fonseca - Besame Mucho

  3. Omara Portuondo & Roberto Fonseca - Adios Felicidad

    Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  4. Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - Sowa

    Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  5. Fatoumata Diawara - Kèlè

    Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  6. Fatoumata Diawara - United

    Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014
Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Ilha de Santiago
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Besame Mucho
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Adios Felicidad
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Roberto Fonseca, Omara Portuondo & Mayra Andrade

Sowa
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 8 PM | Face to Face
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Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Fatoumata Diawara

Kèlè
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 9.45 PM | Face to Face
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Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014
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Fatoumata Diawara

United
Mon, 10. Nov 2014, 9.45 PM | Face to Face
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  1. Mayra Andrade & Roberto Fonseca - Ilha de Santiago

    Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  2. Omara Portuondo, Mayra Andrade & Roberto Fonseca - Besame Mucho

  3. Omara Portuondo & Roberto Fonseca - Adios Felicidad

    Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  4. Fatoumata Diawara & Roberto Fonseca - Sowa

    Roberto Fonseca and Mayra Andrade at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  5. Fatoumata Diawara - Kèlè

    Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014
  6. Fatoumata Diawara - United

    Fatoumata Diawara at BALOISE SESSION 2014

On the same evening

Fatoumata Diawara
Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Roberto Alain Fonseca CortesVocals, Keyboard, Piano
Joel Hierrezuelo BalartPercussion
Ramses Manuel Rodriguez BaraltDrums
Yandy Martinez GonzalezBass, Double Bass
Omara PortuondoLead Vocals
Mayra AndradeLead Vocals
Sat, 12. Nov 2005, 9.15 PM | Buena Vista Social Club Presents
Festsaal Messe Basel

One of the most spectacular performances at the last AVO SESSION Basel was that given by the unforgettable Ibrahim Ferrer, who sadly died recently. This year it's the turn of his colleague and regular duet partner Omara Portuondo to headline our Cuban evening. She is often referred to as the Cuban Edith Piaf, and this is a title she more than merits. Musically the Grande Dame of the Buena Vista Social Club is the most European of Cuba's singers, and gives an extremely romantic, almost chamber music performance on the latest CD "Flor de Amor".

What better way, then, to get the evening rolling than a performance by the "Classic Meets Cuba" ensemble, who will be bending Afrocuban rhythms to their European instruments.

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Omara Portuondo at BALOISE SESSION 2005
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Omara Portuondo

Veinte Años
Sat, 12. Nov 2005, 9.15 PM | Buena Vista Social Club Presents
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Omara Portuondo

Veinte Años
Sat, 12. Nov 2005, 9.15 PM | Buena Vista Social Club Presents
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    Omara Portuondo at BALOISE SESSION 2005

Portraits

Omara Portuondo - Buena Vista Social Club

Omara Portuondo - Buena Vista Social Club

Portraits 2006
Papi Oviedo - Guitarist of Omara Portuondo

Papi Oviedo - Guitarist of Omara Portuondo

Portraits 2006
Alfred Thompson - Musical Director of Omara Portuondo

Alfred Thompson - Musical Director of Omara Portuondo

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Lizz Wright

Lizz Wright

Portraits 2006
Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt - Status Quo

Francis Rossi & Rick Parfitt - Status Quo

Portraits 2006
Dee Dee Bridgewater

Dee Dee Bridgewater

Portraits 2006
Herbert Grönemeyer

Herbert Grönemeyer

Portraits 2006
Jacques Loussier

Jacques Loussier

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Michael von der Heide

Michael von der Heide

Portraits 2006
Morten Harket - a-ha

Morten Harket - a-ha

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Seal

Seal

Portraits 2006
Mick Hucknall - Simply Red

Mick Hucknall - Simply Red

Portraits 2006

On the same evening

Classic Meets Cuba
Line Up
ArtistInstrument
Omara PortuondoLead Vocals
Alfred ThompsonMusical Director, Saxophones Tenor & Soprano
Miguel AntuñaAlto Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
Robertico GarciaFlugel Horn, Trumpet
Miguelito ValdesFlugel Horn, Trumpet
Julio GuerraBongos, Congas, Djembe
Andrés CoayoBongos, Minor Percussion, Timbales
Papi OviedoGuitar
Jorge ChicoyElectric Guitar
Swami Jr.7 Strings Guitar
Emilio MoralesPiano
Fabián GarcíaDouble Bass
Osiris ValdésBacking Vocals, Violin
Yelayne PuentesBacking Vocals, Violin
Barbarito TorresLuthe
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