Latest Buena Vista Social Club News

Buena Vista Social Club To Embark On Farewell Tour

8th November 2013

The stars of Cuban supergroup the Buena Vista Social Club are set to embark on a farewell tour.After 16 years as a group, the Grammy-winning artists will bid farewell to their fans one last time...

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Visa Delays Prompt Cancellation Of Buena Vista Social Club Gig

25th June 2010

Cuban band BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB were forced to cancel a concert in Brooklyn, New York on Thursday (24Jun10) after failing to secure U.S. work visas in time.The group was due to play a show...

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Fascinating Fact 8095

6th October 2009

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star OMARA PORTUONDO has been given permission to tour the U.S. for the first time since 2003. The U.S. Treasury Department has allowed the 78-year-old Cuban singer to perform at the...

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Wenders To Head Venice Jury

1st July 2008

German director Wim Wenders has been named to head the jury at this year's 65th annual Venice Film Festival. Wenders won the festival's Golden Lion award in 1982 for Der Stand der Dinge...

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Buena Vista Play Through The Rain

23rd July 2007

Legendary Cuban band BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB braved heavy rain to bring a taste of the Caribbean to Essex, England on Saturday (21Jul07). The Chan Chan hitmakers, comprising of trumpeter Manuel 'Guajiro' Mirabal, bassist Orlando...

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Death Claims Another Buena Vista Social Clubber

28th March 2007

BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star FAUSTINO ORAMAS has lost his battle with liver cancer in Cuba. He was 95. The singer's death was announced on Cuban state radio yesterday (27MAR07). Oramas, aka El Guayabero, was...

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Buena Vista Singer Leyva Dies

23rd March 2006

PIO LEYVA, a singer with the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, has died at the age of 88. The Cuban performer suffered a heart attack on Wednesday (22MAR06), his family confirmed. Leyva performed on more than...

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Brit Magistrate Hears Cuban Musicians' Testimony In Havana

28th September 2005

A British court has taken up residence in Havana to decide who owns the UK publishing rights to 14 of Cuba's best loved songs - including some of those featured on award-winning 1997 album BUENA...

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Cuban Singer Ferrer Is Buried

9th August 2005

LATEST: BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB star IBRAHIM FERRER was buried yesterday (08AUG05) in his native Havana, Cuba. The 78-year-old Cuban singer died on Saturday (06AUG05) just days after ending a tour in Europe and...

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Wenders Honoured In Locarno

8th August 2005

German director WIM WENDERS was awarded with the Leopard Of Honour at the Locarno Film Festival in Switzerland on Saturday (06AUG05). The film-maker, 59, was honoured for his filmography, which includes PARIS, TEXAS; WINGS...

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Cuban Singer Ferrer Dies

7th August 2005

Acclaimed Cuban singer IBRAHIM FERRER died in a Havana hospital yesterday (06AUG05) after suffering multiple organ failure. He was 78. Ferrer achieved international fame following the release of the 1997 album BUENA VISTA SOCIAL...

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Latin Music Battle Transfers To Cuba

26th May 2005

A British judge presiding over a court case surrounding traditional Cuban music, made famous by the BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB album, will travel from London to Cuba to hear further evidence. Rival publishing giants...

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Segundo Remembered With Statue

5th January 2004

Late Cuban musician COMPAY SEGUNDO is to be remembered in his native Havana with a new statue. The BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB member's likeness, created by sculptor ALBERTO LESCAY, was unveiled in...

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Political Squabbles Affect Latin Grammys

3rd September 2003

Bad relations between America and Cuba is expected to block a handful of Cuban musicians from attending tonight's (03SEP03) LATIN GRAMMY AWARDS in Miami, Florida. Among the stars unlikely to make the event are...

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Cuba's Trailer Is The Place To Be

28th August 2003

CUBA GOODING JR has a ball on the set of his movies - by turning his trailer area into the perfect bachelor pad. The OSCAR-winner loves to have loud music pumping out when he's...

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