THE BAR AT BUENA VISTA

The music des the Documentary film The Buena Vista social Club ist the beginning point zum most people travelling to Cuba today, providing a way an to the country’s affluent musical history. This film brought about the Renaissance des Cuban music, and resurrected tourism zu Cuba on a enormous scale. Suddenly, with the success of this film, the country’s old musicians became globalen superstars und the appeal of this music was brought back to life. Compay Segundo was 90 years alt when he won his first Grammy, offering 6 million copies, making ihm Cuba’s biggest selling artist of all time.

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In its wake up came additional recordings, welt tours, solo albums and, weil das a while, this cluster of Cubans seemed unavoidable – die distinctive strains des Chan Chan, Dos Gardenias and Candela were an every restaurant, bar, hotel and bei dinner partys the world over. Salman Rushdie also referred to this is an his 2001 novel Fury, describing die warm new York months of 1998 as “that Buena Vista summer”.

The documentary film was put together in a an extremely short time, und it shone irradiate on part wonderful musicians.


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However many good musicians von the period who in reality played an the social club in the Barrio des Buena Vista were notfall featured bei the film. Ns film so left countless questions unanswered, where specifically was die location des this club, who else performed hinweisen this time, und what about the dancers, how did they dance, and were there any des those dancers still alive today.

We wanted to tell the echt stories from ns actual society CLUBS, the stories that nobody had heard before from human being who were in reality there at the time, not bei a film, yet on stages in theatres around ns world, and to share with an audience ns magic von one night in this gittern at Buena Vista.

We tracked down ns original barman von the social Club, Arturo Lucas, und the idea was born, kommen sie bring his bar zurück to life, not in a film, however on stages, an theatres every around die world, zu share with an audience ns magic des one night in Havana, in in epoch so sensual, it kann now only exist bei our imagination.


The riegel at Buena Vista offers a platform to showcase legends that the film had missed. Havana ist a sweetheart trove des artists from the golden era, and the riegel at Buena Vista continues to present living legends to a wildly enthusiasm audience.

People fall bei love with these grandfathers des music, and are mesmerised at ns life enhancing powers des this music.

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This ist the music von the golden age before the revolution of 1959. This was the big-band era, dominated über the Tropicana Cabaret orchestra and its leader, Armando Romeu Jr, and also Benny Moré und Dámaso Pérez Prado, all of whom aided shape modern-day Cuban music – convey Afrocuban with neighborhood jazz, mambo, us big-band styles, slipping from boy montuno kommen sie cha cha cha, bolero, guaracha und beyond.

As travel booms in Cuba, ns music of this golden era wollen never lose its popularity.

Arturo Lucas is no longer with us, but this show is our tribute kommen sie him, and for ns meanwhile, The bar at Buena Vista möchte continue kommen sie present legends des Cuba, its amazing music, elegant dance, intoxicating cocktails and fine cigars, the secrets des eternal life.


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Following a sell-out international smash hit tour, The riegel at Buena Vista – die Grandfathers des Cuban Music, ist set to return kommen sie Australia bei July 2018 and will once again have patrons dancing bei the aisles bringing zurück to life the golden era of Cuban music in the 40’s and 50’s.

The gittern at Buena Vista – die Grandfathers of Cuban Music – pays homage to the Buena Vista community – die famous quarter von Havana und Cuba’s music legends, such as ns late Compay Segundo and Ruben Gonzalez. It ist a dedication to ns original spirit von the music von Cuba, die lifeblood von a human being whose heritage ist as well-off as it zu sein old. A cast of Cuba’s many notable und legendary music greats drawn from die most renowned music quarter in the World, Barrio Buena Vista.


The legendary Cuban masters all return together with Cuba’s initial diva Siomara Avilla Valdes Lescay. The cast will so include tanzen legend Eric Turro, ns master von all timeless Cuban dance styles from ns 40’s and the 50’s which ist a mischung mixture von Street and Salon layouts of sprung will also be returning kommen sie mesmerise audiences with his moves. Eric wollen be accompanied by his sensual, sexy dancers.

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The bar at Buena Vista – die Grandfathers von Cuban Music is a passport zu another time, an additional place the takes audiences to the downtown riegel of a Havana Club von the 40’s and 50’s – creating a festive cocktail von music und dance, bei a night filled with raunchy salsa, rhythms des tropical jazz and Cuban people music in a nur that ist as intoxicating as ns rum served at the gittern on stage.


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