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Pachanga presents Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa | ACL Live
August 19, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
Pachanga Latino Music Festival presents from the Buena Vista Social Club: Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa, supported by Univision, H-E-B, and Whataburger.
“With our music we Cubans have exported more dreams and pleasures than with our tobacco, more sweetness and energy than with all our sugar. Afro-Cuban music is fire, savour and smoke; it is syrup, charm and relief. It is like sonorous rum, which brings people together and makes them treat each other as equals. It brings the senses to dynamic life.”
OMARA PORTUONDO and ELIADES OCHOA are the most charismatic existing members of the world aclaimed Cuban band Buena Vista Social Club ™. Music ambassadors of son, mambo, montuno and cha cha cha, both artists embark together on a USA Summer Tour performing timeless songs with their bands.
The great Cuban diva Omara Portuondo has been continually performing in public since the age 15, a legendary singer whose voice reflects a long, creative life of passion and music. While other much loved Buena Vista stars like Ruben Gonzalez and Ibrahim Ferrer were lured out of retirement, Omara has been singing professionally for an incredible 70 years.
A grand fiesta that will take the listener on a journey throughout her long stellar career from Omara’sr younger years and her continuing love of elegant cabaret, and the Buena Vista days right up to the present with different tastes and flavours, of what will be a musical feast, full of piquant sabrosura.
The guitar and voice of Eliades Ochoa became a worldwide symbol of Son Cubano, traditional music of Santiago de Cuba. His first performance was at the age of eleven years old, and since then he has participated in several projects and received numerous Grammy nomination and Awards.
Eliades Ochoa will perfom with his own group Grupo Patria. The Cuarteto Patria is a living entity originally created under the Revolution times that is always evolving, and is not content with repeating the ancient formulas. Therefore Eliades invited outstanding musicians from Santiago younger generation to be part of this historic group and decided to add two trumpets and piano becoming Grupo Patria.
So through their deep traditions and stunning musical personalities 2016 will bring us the Omara Portuondo & Eliades Ochoa Tour.
Doors: 6:30 PM · Show: 8:00 PM