From the Sizzling Quarter of Havana, Cuba and a Critically-Acclaimed World Tour
THE BAR AT BUENA VISTA – THE LEGENDARY GRANDFATHERS OF CUBAN MUSIC RETURN TRIUMPHANTLY IN 2011
The Bar At Buena Vista - The Legendary Grandfathers Of Cuban Music Return Triumphantly In 2011
The Intoxicating Tribute To Old Havana Returns In May 2011 For A Night Of Pure Passion And Undeniable Magic!
“Rhythmic fluidity and sophistication…undeniable magic” – Sydney Morning Herald
“Unforgettable….Rhythmic vitality….convivial cocktail of music and dance” – The Melbourne Age
Following a sell-out International smash hit tour, The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music, are set to return to Australian stages in May 2011 and will again have patrons dancing in the aisle and bring to us the musical magic that Cuba has to offer when they return to Australia for a national tour commencing Friday 27th May, 2011.
Tickets on sale.
Written and Directed by Toby Gough, The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music – pays homage to the Buena Vista neighborhood - the famous quarter of Havana and Cuba's music legends, such as the late Compay Segundo and Ruben Gonzalez.
It is a dedication to the original spirit of the music of Cuba, the lifeblood of a people whose heritage is as rich as it is old. A cast of Cuba’s most notable and legendary musical greats drawn from the most re-knowned music quarter in the World, Barrio Buena Vista.
The Legendary Grandfathers of Cuban Music brings together four of these greats who continue to exude passion, romance, love and energy that is so legendary of these Cuban masters.
The celebrated cast is headed by the magic vocals of 94-year old Reynaldo Creagh, who hails from Vieja Trova Santiagera - Reynaldo ignited the flame that started the whole Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon and today is probably the world's oldest working singer, who is considered Cuba's last remaining living legend.
He stars alongside 86-year old legendary tres guitarist Maracaibo, a multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire from Vieja Trova Santiagera and is one of Cuba's most celebrated composers; both Reynaldo Creagh and Maracaibo grew up and played music with the late Ibrahim Ferrer and they are still the best of friends.
They are the last surviving guardians of this dignified music, aching with nostalgia.
They are joined by the 85-year old legend on piano Maestro Rubalcaba from the Afro-Cuban All Stars, who has been dubbed as Cuba's finest pianist known as "The Hands Of Gold".
Like Cuban rum, these guys just get better with age!
These three legendary Cuban masters all return together with Cuba’s original diva Siomara Avilla Valdes Lescay. The cast will also include dancing legend Eric Turro, the master of all traditional Cuban dance styles from the 40’s and the 50’s which is a hybrid mixture of Street and Salon styles of dance will also be returning to mesmerise audiences with his moves. Eric will be accompanied by his sensual, sexy dancers.
The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music brings us a cocktail of Cuban music and dance, paying homage to The Buena Vista Social Club, The Afro Cuban All-Stars and Vieja Trova Santiagera.
“Intoxicating Tribute to Old Havana….a cultural exchange not to be missed. The Bar At Buena Vista is brimming with passion” – The Australian
“Here in this joyous show is the secret to almost eternal life” – Herald Sun, Melbourne
The Bar at Buena Vista - The Grandfathers of Cuban Music is a passport to another time, another place that takes audiences not the downtown bar of a Havana Club of the 40’s and 50’s – creating a festive cocktail of music and dance, in a night filled with raunchy salsa, rhythms of tropical jazz and Cuban folk music in a show that is as intoxicating as the rum served at the bar on stage.
The Events Centre, Caloundra – Thursday June 16, 2011
Bookings: (07) 5491 4240 or online
The Events Centre, Caloundra
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