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So how was it? – Buena Vista


Buena Vista Social Club in BucharestIt’s about 24 hours since it was over and I wanted to write about this all this time. How was the Buena Vista Social Club concert some of us have been waiting for so much ?

Well, in just a few words it was excellent ! It all started with the Before the show Party just before the concert, when a Buena Vista Social Club DVD has been played in Coyote Ugly and Analia Selis held a very nice concert. It was the first time I saw her live – it was the first time for them playing in a club, too – and I realized she is much more than just the Yo No Soy de Qui track all of you might know. She plays a very passionate music, dedicating herself (and the band) totally to it, and it sounds excellent.

Next, the concert came, where I was a bit late but fortunatelly I managed to convince some more friends to come and it was worthwhile the effort. Analia played about 5 or 6 tracks, opening the way for the masters of the night, Buena Vista Social Club.

Comming after their concert in Timisoara, not speaking a bit of English (at least not to the public), the 4 grands of the old band, plus 7 from the new age, they played about one and a half hours of excellent Cuban music.

The big star was Senor Cachaito Lopez – from the old band, together with Roberto Fonseca – a great pianist from the new age. In my view, the most remarkable were the pianist – Roberto, Jesus Ramos – trombone, the trumpet player – Guajiro Mirabal and the guitarist – Manuel Galban.

What I particularly liked about the concert was the arrangement of the songs, alternating between high-pace rhythms, slower plays and a lot of individual solos.

The audience was also a high quality one, getting involved all the way, dancing and having a good time. You don’t see this too often….

Another good thing is that this is not their first time in Romania – we had the change to have Ibrahim Ferrer 2 years ago in Bucharest – and not their last time – Omara Portuondo is comming here with them on 23rd of November. See you there !

2 comments so far

heeeey!! if i knew u were there, i would have looked for you to say hi :P

same here ! :)

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