Afro-Cuban All-Stars vs Buena Vista Social Club

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Taking Sides: Afro-Cuban All-Stars' A Toda Cuba Le Gusta vs. Buena Vista Social Club's Buena Vista Social Club... FITE!
This thread can also double as a general discussion thread for search/destroy/classic/dud/taking sides/POX about the Afro-Cuban "mainstream revival."

Lord Custos Omicron (Lord Custos Omicron), Tuesday, 4 November 2003 20:43 (sixteen years ago) link

one month passes...
Rubén González, Buena Vista piano player, died at home in Havana on
December 8th 2003, aged 84. R.I.P.

I liked the music. Yes, this revival in America was marketed to 50 plus National Public Radio listeners only, and yea it's wrong that younger Cuban musicians aren't getting coverage as well, but well, you can't have everything.

Steve Kiviat (Steve K), Monday, 15 December 2003 05:31 (sixteen years ago) link

Oh, man! I didn't know he died! Shit! Well, I guess he was 84 years old. RIP Ruben.

This is a great record:

Kenan Hebert (kenan), Monday, 15 December 2003 05:53 (sixteen years ago) link

Buena Vista I guess. Ibrahim Ferrer is great. Shit, he's a P.I.M.P.

Star Hustler, Monday, 15 December 2003 05:55 (sixteen years ago) link

sixteen years pass...

Saw an enjoyable doc on PBS about Eliades Ochoa, From Cuba to the World. Covers his days in dive bars where sex workers threw in coins to get him to keep playing to his Buena Vista work, a video that made him bigger in Cuba, and a collaborative effort with Malians. A bit is confusing if you don’t know his history but still worth checking out

curmudgeon, Friday, 16 October 2020 15:44 (one week ago) link

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