Orlando Cachaito López
Mr. López was a founding member of the band, a group of older Cuban musicians brought together in the 1990s by the American guitarist and producer Ry Cooder. The group included Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González and Omara Portuondo.
Later, the filmmaker Wim Wenders showcased their talents, which had been all but forgotten, in the documentary “Buena Vista Social Club.” The band, which plays a mix of traditional Cuban rhythms, saw its renown grew as it toured internationally. [NYTimes.com]
I’ve always been a big fan of the Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro-Cuban All Stars so I think it’s kind of exciting that Juan de Marcos González and the 15 piece Afro-Cuban All Stars (featuring three different generations of Cuban musicians and singers) are coming to the Town Hall on March 28, 2009 (buy tickets).
All Afro-Cuban All Stars tour dates after the jump.
Afro-Cuban All Stars 2009 Tour Dates
02/21/09 Portland Jazz Festival Portland, OR
03/08/09 Warehouse Live Houston, TX
03/13/09 Overture Hall Overture Center Madison, WI
03/22/09 Procter and Gamble Hall Cincinnati, OH
03/27/09 Tilles Center Concert Hall Brookville, NY
03/28/09 Town Hall New York, NY
04/04/09 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA
04/08/09 Kravis Center West Palm Beach, FL