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Fiesta Cubana - 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.

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Picture format
NTSC 16:9
Sound format
PCM Stereo
Dolby Digital 5.1
dts 5.1
Total running time
110 mins
Details running time
85 mins (Performance), 25 mins (Documentary)
Booklet notes
English, German, French, Spanish
No. of discs
Omara Portuondo - An interview in which the singer gives a fascinating insight into her life as a musician.

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