Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall is a live album by Buena Vista Social Club. The double album documents the band's complete performance at Carnegie Hall, New York City, on July 1, 1998. The album was produced by guitarist Ry Cooder and released ten years after its recording, on October 13, 2008, through World Circuit. The performance featured veteran Cuban performers such as Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben González, Compay Segundo, and Omara Portuondo.
Buena Vista Social Club at Carnegie Hall. The original Buena Vista Social Club™ album was recorded for World Circuit Records by Ry Cooder and Nick Gold over seven days in Havana in 1996, bringing together many of the great names of the golden age of Cuban music in the 1950s, several of whom were coaxed out of retirement for the sessions. The album became a surprise international best-seller and the most successful album in the history of Cuban music.
Buena Vista Social Club’™ is both the name given to this extraordinary pool of musicians and the album, recorded in just six days in Havana’s 1950s vintage EGREM studios. It was clear from the atmosphere of the recording sessions that something very special was taking place. Shot mainly in Cuba, the film also features concert footage from the group’s only performances in the Carré Theatre, Amsterdam and Carnegie Hall, New York. The film has delighted audiences around the world and has contributed to the extraordinary success of this project, and the re-emergence of some of Cuba’s finest musicians. The Buena Vista Social Club™ phenomenon has transformed the careers of Rubén González, Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo who have continued to record with World Circuit.
The landmark Buena Vista Social Club concert at Carnegie Hall-July 1, 1998-was both the start of a remarkable story and the culmination of a dream.
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Buena Vista Social Club (album). Buena Vista Social Club is the debut album by the eponymous ensemble of Cuban musicians directed by Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder. It was recorded at Havana's EGREM studios in March 1996 and released on September 16, 1997, on World Circuit.
In 1998, the aging members of this Cuban collective realized a lifelong dream: playing to a sold-out audience at Carnegie Hall. That show, captured on this two-disc set, is even more emotionally engaging than the group’s eponymous album, which triggered a worldwide Latin-jazz revival. Highlights include a fiery vocal workout on El Cuarto de Tula ; the intoxicating folk of Orgullecida, featuring Ry Cooder’s Hawaiian-style slide guitar; the wistful bolero Dos Gardenias, sung with delicate nuance by Ibrahim Ferrer; and Omara Portuondo’s spirited Quizás, Quizás
Buena Vista Social Club is an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. The project was organized by World Circuit executive Nick Gold, produced by American guitarist Ry Cooder and directed by Juan de Marcos González. They named the group after the homonymous members' club in the Buenavista quarter of Havana, a popular music venue in the 1940s. To showcase the popular styles of the time, such as son, bolero and danzón, they recruited a dozen veteran musicians, many of whom had been retired for many years.
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