Buena Vista Social Club, the orchestra that is considered an ambassador of traditional Cuban music in the world, will say goodbye on Saturday from stages in Cuba.
With two concerts this weekend at the Karl Marx Theater in Havana, the band will completes its “Adios Tour”, which took them to stages of all five continents for one and a half year.
Guitarist Eliades Ochoa, one of the founders, said that Buena Vista Social Club has become a myth and its legacy will remain over time, because the world does not want it to end.
“We should end the “Adios Tour” in Cuba, well, what better place to do it,” he said.
Singer Omara Portuondo stated that she had never wanted to end her work with the band, which has allowed her to take traditional music from Cuba to all five continents.
Although most of our performances were in other countries, we decided to end the tour in Havana, because we love to sing for the Cuban audience, she said.
During the concerts at the Karl Marx Theater, on May 14 and 15, images and videos to remember musicians such as Ibrahim Ferrer, who were founders of the project but they are no longer with us, will be screened.