Cuban son legends captivate Berlín
Cuban son music star pianist Guillermo Rubalcaba González, guitarist José Maracaibo Castañeda and octogenarian singer Reynaldo Creagh conquered the favor of viewers that crowded on Saturday the Admiralpalast theater in Berlin to see the show The bar at Buena Vista.
Members of the legendary musical Buena Vista Social Club and artists of the Vieja Trova Santiaguera arrived in Berlín last Saturday in a tour that had begun in November in Holland and that will take them to Austria and Switzerland.
Last night in their first musical performance, Cuban son music heated Berlin atmosphere and skinny musician Reynaldo Creagh, 88 next week, was the show attraction with his electrifying hip and knee dance.
"We owe that to Mother Nature that granted us this gift ", the elderly explained
"The son is superb, our own life indeed", Creagh, one of the founder musicians of Vieja Trova Santiaguera pointed out.
Also Xiomara Valdés, Santiago origin Havana singer made the public dance rise to their feet to dance and long applaud her presentation in this elegant 19th century building whose lights lit for the Cubans following refurbishing works completed last August.
The diva of the night, usually sharing scenario with also diva Omara Portuondo and charismatic singer Teresa García Caturla of Quartet Las D'Aida, spent most of the year touring abroad but confessed "Id do everything for including Spain in the tour".
Pianist Guillermo Rubalcab', 84, as part of the Cuban dynasties of notable musicians plays in the show The bar at Buena Vista and has his momentum with the piece Cantare, volare...
The musical reviews hit albums of Cuban popular dance music of the '50s that so much attracted the interest of Wim Wenders to produce and film Buena Vista Social Club; the Grammy award-winning collaboration musical project of the 1990s.
With hit songs such as Chan, chán by the late Compay Segundo the show is a real hook of the Cuban stars of the '50s and '60s.
Likewise dancers and choreographer Eric Turro's work give a nice touch to Club Buena Vista Bar so delighting clients with the support of Reynaldo Creagh himself and barman Terry Rodríguez exquisite drinks and beverages, the best choice not to miss.