Saturday, 12 Nov. 2005 / Festsaal Messe Basel
Buena Vista Social Club Presents
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.