Often hailed as the Billie Holiday of Cuba, Omara Portuondo has been a part of the Buena Vista Social Club since 1996. Also a founding member of the beloved vocal group Cuarteto d'Aida, Portuondo's works in various styles—Bolero, jazz, son cubano and more—through over 6 decades in the game comes into focus on this record, her first solo effort, originally released 2000. BVSC Presents Omara Portuondo carries "unrequited love - love lost and found" as the central theme, and the tracks were recorded in Havana with a phenomenal band orchestrated by Demetrio Muniz. Other members include Ruben Gonzalez, Cachaito Lopez, Guajiro Mirabal and Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos," with special guests Ibrahim Ferrer, Compay Segundo and Eliades Ochoa. Check out "La Sitiera," "Ella Y Yo," "No Me Llores Mas," and "Siempre En Mi Corason."
- black vinyl pressing
- comes w/ 12-page booklet
- first time on vinyl
- originally released in 2000
- music label: World Circuit 2019
reviewed by singing in japanese 10/19