Great Performance in Mexico of Grammy Winner Omara Portuondo
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- 02 / 13 / 2010
Media outlets described Omara Portuondo’s performance on Thursday at Mexico City’s Metropolitan Theater as “a pleasant evening” and “a superb concert”.
According to Notimex news agency, the mere presence of the Diva of the Buena Vista Social Club on stage prompted the applause of the public.
During the two-hour concert, Omara, with an artistic career of 60 years, surprised the audience for her sharp high range and for maintaining her strong and melodious voice, Prensa Latina news agency (PL) reports.
The Cuban singer interpreted pieces from her most recent production -like "Gracias", "Yo vi", "Adios felicidad", "Tal vez", "Tres palabras", "Drume negrita", "O que sera" and "Nuestro amor"- to her Mexican followers, who showed her their admiration.
Due to their virtuosity, her accompanying musicians -Swami Jr (seven-string guitar and musical director), Harold Lopez Nussa (piano), Felipe Cabrera (double bass), Andres Coayo (percussion) and Rodney Barreto (drums) - were also given an ovation.
Omara had Mexican soprano Regina Orozco as a special guest, with whom she interpreted classics like "Amorcito corazon" and "Cucurrucucu paloma".
Before her presentation, Omara told PL that her second concert in Mexico will take place in Leon, Guanajuato, on Saturday, to then return to Cuba and begin, almost immediately, a tour of the United States.