“Taking the atmosphere up to a breathless level!”
– The Independent
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club has been touring the globe in different forms and combinations since 1997. They will take to the road one final time with a series of concerts and related cultural events that will celebrate the Orquesta’s storied journey as ambassadors for Cuban Music.
Coming almost two decades after the release of the original Grammy-winning, self-titled LP, the new album features unreleased tracks––some of which were recorded in the original album’s 1996 Egrem studio sessions in Havana during a period of rich and prolific creativity stretching into the early 2000s. Lost and Found also features live recordings from the world tours of Buena Vista’s legendary veterans.
The original Buena Vista Social Club album became a surprise international bestseller and the most successful album in the history of Cuban music. It was recorded for World Circuit Records by Ry Cooder over seven days in Havana in 1996, bringing together many of the great names of the golden age of Cuban music in the 1950s, several of whom were coaxed out of retirement for the sessions.
In the years that followed the original release, Buena Vista veterans toured the world and were the subject of a celebrated feature film directed by Wim Wenders. Further acclaimed recordings followed, including solo releases by the singers Ibrahim Ferrer and Omara Portuondo, virtuoso pianist Rubén González and bassist Cachaíto López. A celebratory live album recorded at New York’s Carnegie Hall was also released.