miércoles, 17 de agosto de 2011
Fabulous Summer Concert in Havana
Omara Portuondo, renowned Cuban singer and Cuba’s largest and most important recording label EGREM will hold a concert at Havana’s Karl Marx Theater tonight, as part of the island’s summer entertainment activities.
Omara will review many of the most important moments and stages in her life as a singer and performer, singing pieces from her latest album Gracias(Thanks), produced by the record label Montuno and licensed by EGREM for its distribution in Cuba. This CD won a Latin Grammy Award as best contemporary tropical music album in 2009.
Portuondo, known as the so called diva of the Buenavista Social Club, has covered a wide range of music genres. During the most recent International Cubadisco Fair, Omara Portuondo was granted an honorary award for her album Rompiendo la Rutina (Breaking Routine) in a sublime homage to late Cuban singer Paulina Álvarez, the so called Empress of Danzonete, recorded by EGREM in 2010.
The show at the Karl Marx Theater will be artistically directed by Cuban maestro Santiago Alfonso.