Buena Vista Social Club: Adios Doc

Buena Vista Social Club: Adios

Buena Vista Social Club 1999

Buena Vista Social Club 1999

Buena Vista Social Club: AdiosI’ve been a huge fan of Cuban music especially anything Afro-Cubano. I grew up listening to acts like Beny More (one of my mom’s favorites), Arsenio Rodriguez, Celia Cruz and many more and of course, years later (late 1990s) being introduce to the wonderful talent that made up the Buena Vista Social Club. My introduction to the late Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo and Omara Portuondo was a wonderful treat for me. And watching the 1999 documentary Buena Vista Social Club by director/writer Wim Wenders, Nick Gold and musician Ry Cooder was so insightful for the time.

Now there’s a new documentary that revisits with the remaining original members and explore their contribution to the unknown history of Cuba.

The upcoming documentary Buena Vista Social Club: Adios is set against the backdrop of Cuba’s captivating musical history, listen to the story of the band, their landmark 1997 album, and the extraordinary circumstances that brought them together in theatres Friday, May 26, directed by Lucy Walker.