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Omara Portuondo and Maria Bethania Captivated the Audience of Buenos Aires
Omara Portuondo and Maria Bethania, two singing stars, united by the proximity of their respective musical roots, sparkled with special intensity in a show that captivated the audience of Buenos Aires.

The exceptional talent of the Cuban, well-known as the fiancé of the Feeling and the Diva of Buena Vista Social Club, and of the Brazilian, fondly called Maricotinha, dazzled the audience present at the enormous Hall Luna Park, who didn t skimp on applauses, ovations and choirs.

Maria Bethania, 62, started singing "O cio da terra", by Milton Nascimento, and went on with "Fiera herida", by Roberto Carlos, as well as interpretations from her rich musical world from the northeast and her native homeland.

Omara, 77, dazzled with her voice and sympathy, when interpreting "Cubanacan", "Veinte anos" and "Mil Congojas" to later play "Tal vez" as a duet with Bethania.

Later on, in her most particular style to give a different version in each interpretation, she sang "Dos Gardenias" by Isolina Carrillo, which she so overcome by emotion dedicated to a great man and great artist Ibrahim Ferrer.

Portuondo continued to play a tender and unique "Drume Negrita" by Eliseo Grenet, followed by "Sitiera mia".

In the second part of the concert Bethania sang "Para Cantarle a mi amor", Omara sang "El amor de mi bohio", and a duet of anthology, in Portuguese and Spanish, "O que sera" by Buarque de Holanda.

To mark the proximities of the music of both countries, they both joined to play "Y con tus palabras" by Martha Valdes, and "Palavra", by Fred Goe- Moraes Moreira, with the generous contribution of some Brazilian musicians who played with great mastery.


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