Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer & Ruben Gonzalez: Buena Vista Social Club
The musicianship has been gained over many years of experience in the bars, clubs and dance halls of Havana and Santiago. There are some giants of Cuban music in evidence, pianist Ruben Gonzalez, a pioneer of the Afro Cuban sound, vocalists Ibrahim Ferrer and Compay Segundo add to this the incredible timbalist Julienne Oviedo Sanchez (all of thirteen years old!), Ry Cooder and his son Joachim and you have a broad spectrum of musical generations.
The songs vary from romantic ballads to dance hall salsa, descarga, mambo and boleros but throughout the most important thread running through these compositions is their authenticity, their sense of tradition, just switch on and lose yourself in the treasure that is the Buena Vista Social Club.
Record Label: World Circuit