Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club


16 years after the release of the self-titled album that rescued son cubano from a harsh oblivion as salsa’s underappreciated progenitor, the Buena Vista Social Club has re-emerged to continue spreading the sound of son. Now known as the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club (in order to reflect the fact that leading contributors to the album and subsequent documentary, like Compay Segundo and Ibrahim Ferrer are no longer with us) the group’s surviving members like Guajiro Mirabal, Aguaje Ramos, and Barbarito Torres are more than capable of cooking up the elegant boleros, guajiras, and sones that make time stop in cafes and dinner parties from Mountain View to Mumbai, not to mention Miami and Havana.

Fri., Oct. 11, 8 p.m.; Sat., Oct. 12, 8 p.m., 2013