As I couldÂ not attend this second Buena Vista concert this month, I asked a good friend, Dani, to write about it. Here is how she felt it:
“Thursday, 25th May a great concert took place at Sala Palatului -Â â€œLive from Buena Vista – Havana Loungeâ€. The concert was held in the memory of Pyo Leyva who should have made this concert if he hadnâ€™t passed away because of a heart disease on March 23rd. It turned out to be a genuine show that was definitely worth the money, due to an excellent performance of all the artists present on stage: Teresa Garcia Caturla, Guillermo Rubalcaba, Yanko Pizaco si Alberto Virgilio, ValdÃ©z, Maria Viktoria Rodriguez and many more.
Teresa Garcia Caturla, the lead singer managed to electrify the entire audience and made everyone dance and have fun. She even came down from the stage and started to dance with the audience. In the end she played with the spectators a popular Cuban sport very alike to baseball.
Another star of the night was Guillermo Rubalcaba who managed to make magic every single song thanks to his piano. The solo he made entertained the audience to the maximum and at one point he even joked about leaving the stage as everybody sang along with him.
Other solos were given by the percussionists, the two guitarists and the trumpeters, the main attraction being Yanko Pizaco â€“ the first trumpeteer of Afro Cuban All Stars. Every artist from the band succeeded in making the public feel excellent.
And now a few things about the beginning of the show: a very lousy one. The band that started the concert was Mandinga which, despite its change of image and style their music didnâ€™t improve. Their performance only managed to underline the value of the true artists like Buena Vista.”