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Omara Portuondo assures she still has a long life ahead and she will do it singing.

Portuondo who is a legend of the Cuban music, shared this week end the stage of the XXVII edition of the Banlieues Bleues musical festival in Paris, with the trio of the young pianist Harold López-Nussa.

The performance is part of the presentation of her last record, titled “Gracias” (Thank you). She decided to include the trio Herencia in her international tour. Herencia is a small format group that allows them to show all their musical talent.

The member of the Buena Vista Social Club, who has shared the stage with some of the greatest musicians, among them Nat King Cole, Ibrahim Ferrer and Chico Buarque, sang some of the famous songs of the Cuban and international repertoire among them Adiós felicidad, Nuestro gran amor, Qué será, Dos gardenias, Ámame como soy and Veinte años.

At the end of the concert, which lasted until mid night, the “Girlfriend of feeling” thanked the public for the welcome and indicated that it is “a privilege to share the stage with Harold and wit all those talented musicians”.

Likewise, Harold López Nussa, the virtuous musician, accompanied by his brother Ruy Adrian in the drums and Felipe Cabrera in the double bass, also overwhelmed with their art the city of Villepinte de Paris. “it will always be an honor and a pleasure to accompany Omara and her exceptional musicians”, stated Harold.

Orlando Requeijo, the Cuban ambassador in that European country, accompanied by the mayor of the city, declared to Rebelde his satisfaction for the success of the presentation of a group of talented stars in a magic night, as he qualified it.

This concert and the excellent public welcome is evidence that with her over 60 years of artistic life, Omara still keeps her strong and melodious voice.

The singer, together with a young trio of incalculable value for the Cuban and universal music, losed the show with the famous song Guantanamera, which was accompanied by a choir of over 400 spectators.

By Luis Alejandro Alfonso


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