Is there a more iconic Cuban album than Buena Vista Social Club’s eponymous debut?
Winning the Grammy for Best Traditional Tropical Latin Album, it remains a high watermark not just for Cuban music but world music as a whole, having been only one of two non-English speaking albums to be included in Rolling Stone’s 500 greatest albums of all time list.
Doing this album any sort of justice is no easy task, but we couldn’t think of anyone better than Sambroso Noda, the beating heart of London’s Cuban community and flourishing music scene. He has whipped up a bonafide ‘all star’ group of Cuban musicians who will pay their own unique and loving tribute to the landmark album.
Sergio Marciano: bandleader, vocal, guitar
Frank Portuondo: bass
Daniel Carnago: tres, backing vocal
Fernando Depestre: backing vocal, bongo
Roberto Manzin: sax
Sambroso Noda: percussion
Kishon Khan: piano