The original Buena Vista Social Club, a stylish Havana nightclub that once hosted Cuba’s top musicians, closed in the ’40s. But the sounds the club fostered captured the imagination of the world when American musician Ry Cooder and German filmmaker Wim Wenders, brought the musicians from the house orquestra back together for a documentary and album in the late nineties. The ensemble has toured extensively ever since.
They’ve thrilled audiences around the world, but along the way several founding members have passed away. The group still led by several original members including trumpeter Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal, laúd player Barbarito Torres, trombonist and conductor Jesus "Aguaje" Ramos and grand dame Omara Portuondo have decided to call it quits, but not before saying goodbye to their fans with an ‘Adios Tour.’
The tour stops in Austin at the Long Center on Sunday, Oct. 18. Tickets start at $39 and are on sale now.