Buena Vista Social Club Tickets
Buena Vista Social Club - Viva Cuba!
Buena Vista Social Club is celebrated for introducing gems from Cuba's 'musical golden age' (1930s - 1950s) to nations across the globe. The scores of musicians from BVSC came out of retirement to revisit and record the songs from their youth, becoming one of the only Cuban ensembles to gain traction beyond their native Caribbean island.
Taking their name from the old Havana nightclub where they performed in their heyday, this group ignited global interest in Latin music in the 1990s with patriotic tracks like 'Chan Chan' and 'Candela'. Despite their age, these incredible players show no signs of slowing down, and they'll be returning to the stage to bring a taste of Havana to your doorstep in 2016. Experience one of world music's most beloved acts when you buy Buena Vista Social Club tickets on StubHub.
Buena Vista Social Club Experience a Taste of Havana in London 2016
Music is unequivocally important to Latin culture, and performers from across the Caribbean island gathered used to gather at the Buena Vista Social Club in Havana to collaborate and perform in the years between the 1930s and 1950s. A little history lesson: the Cuban revolution of the 1950s resulted in a US trade embargo, making it extremely difficult for musicians on the Caribbean island to sell their music abroad, which is why we've experienced little of Latin music until recently.
In 1996, a score of these traditional Cuban singers gathered together to record songs that they used to perform at the BVSC in they heyday. Despite closing down in the 1940s, the club maintained legendary status and many of the retired performers were keen to introduce the world to the music that characterized their youth. The recording was an international smash hit, with the players becoming immortalized in a 1998 documentary film of the same name.
The success of the film sparked a worldwide interest in Latin music and players like Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal and Barbarito Torres continue to fly the flag for Cuban music to this day. Why not experience this amazing institution live and buy Buena Vista Social Club tickets on StubHub?
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