Cuban diva Omara Portuondo to perform in Romania next year

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Omara Portuondo, the Cuban Grammy-awarded diva from Buena Vista Social Club, will celebrate music and life in a special tour around the world, next to her numerous guests. Omara Portuondo’s 2017 tour dedicated to her 86th anniversary and to her 70 years of artistic activity will take music lovers back to youth, while reviewing the love for the cabaret, from the Buena Vista Social Club days up to the present days.

Romanian fans of Afro-Cuban music will now have the opportunity to se the internationally renowned diva at Sala Palatului in Bucharest on April 25, 2017, at 8 p.m.

Tickets have been put up for sale for prices ranging from RON 65 to RON 300 and can be purchased at Sala Palatului’s booking office, TUI Travel Center and Eurolines agencies or online at,,,, and

A founding member of the popular vocal group Cuarteto d’Aida, Portuondo has collaborated with many important Cuban musicians during her long career, including Julio Gutierrez, Juanito Marquez and Chucho Valdes. Although primarily known for her rendition of boleros, she has recorded in a wide range of styles from jazz and son cubano.

Since 1996 she has been part of the Buena Vista Social Club project, touring extensively and recording several albums with the ensemble.

In 2004 the International Red Cross appointed her International Ambassador, the first Cuban musician to hold this title.

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