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RY COODER, BUENA VISTA PRODUCER
“We were lucky – we caught the tail end of a comet.”
Many music fans’ first experience of Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club® was the enigmatic 1998 feature film by Wim Wenders which lovingly heralded what some called, “…that Buena Vista summer.” In what became a truly global sensation, the original lineup of mostly aging Cuban masters played only three major concerts together – one at Carnegie Hall and two in Amsterdam. But these few gatherings and the initial recording of the CD produced by World Circuit record label head Nick Gold, and guitarist and voracious musical adventurer Ry Cooder, literally set the stage for worldwide sales of well over 9 million, multiple acclaimed solo albums, Grammy Award nominations for both the film and CD, and over a thousand concerts by variations of the original lineup. Hearing its lush and languorous sound not only inspired deep love of this magical album worldwide, but sparked a revival of traditional Cuban music and a nostalgic revitalization of its tourism industry. (read more…)