Live from the Tropicana
Omara Portuondo and Band, Harold Lopez Nussa (piano), Jorge Luis Valdés Chicoy (guitar), Omar Gonzalez (double bass), Andrés Coayo Batista (percussion), Rodney Yllarza Barreto (drums)
On New Year's Eve 2009 Havana's legendary nightclub, Tropicana, celebrated its seventieth birthday with a colourful revue, and the evening’s special guest was the world-famous Omara Portuondo. Together with her five-man band, which ranges in style from the Cuban guajira, bolero, mambo and son to elements of jazz, the grande dame of traditional Cuban singing offers a delightful contrast to the exuberant joy in dancing shown by the Tropicana Ballet.
Recorded live at the Tropicana, Havana, 2009.