Cuban artist Omara Portuondo launched in Barcelona her last album
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- 08 / 04 / 2008
Portuondo, aged 77, has chosen for the celebrations thirteen songs which have some special significance for her and counted with the help of distinguished artists for the recording, like Pablo Milanés, Chucho Valdés, Roberto Fonseca, Cachaíto López and Jorge Drexler, who sings along with her the song the record is entitled after.
Omara Portuondo explained at a press conference that during the concert she will be accompanied on stage by five musicians, and she said her performance will produce a union modeled by the rhythm of the music and her own voice between her and the public.
Selecting the song has not been easy, Portuondo revealed, for there are only thirteen in the album and it has been many songs after a sixty-year career, so “many of them could not be included”.
“With this record, I want to thank the work of so many people that have made this possible, particularly the public”, said the Cuban artist.
After joining different groups, like the quartet Las Aidas, and recording several albums, Omara Portuondo became worldwide famous when she became singer of the Buena Vista Social Club in Havana.
In 1959 she launched her first record on her own, “Magia Negra”, in which she mixed Cuban music and jazz, and her second album on her own, “Flor de Amor”, was launched in 2003.