Orlando Cachaito LÃ³pez
Mr. LÃ³pez 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, RubÃ©n GonzÃ¡lez 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 GonzÃ¡lez 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