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- Two legends of Cuban music unite on a new recording of rare beauty and tenderness, romance and nostalgia.
It is no mean feat to bring together two highly renowned and sought-after musicians like the Cuban songstress and the pianist Chucho Valdés on the same project. On their own merits, these two artists have become a shining example of Cuban music and two of the finest ambassadors of Cuban culture around the world.
"Omara and Chucho" is a tribute to music in the broadest sense of the term. When talking about the influences that appear in the various tracks on the album, Omara states that "in music, all gaps are bridged". This is what the duo seem to want to remind us when a salute to Gershwin or Beethoven (because the singer insists that "the legacy of classical music is also part of the pianist Chucho") paves the way to a bolero, or when Omara performs the songs with the same sentiment as Billie Holiday would and Chucho forms part of this unique tribute to the sound of jazz with the occasional blue note cropping up in a short solo.
- Omara Portuondo
Omara Portuondo & Chucho Valdes
- 1 CD + DVD - 1h 15mn 58s
release date. 2011-04-25