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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Omara Portuondo celebrates her 90th birthday with online concert

By Spencer Grady

Buena Vista Social Club diva delights with online birthday bonanza

Omara Junto A Haydee Milanes

Wicker woman: Omara Portuondo (left) powers up with Haydée Milanés

Acclaimed Cuban singer Omara Portuondo celebrated her 90th birthday in style last week, with an online performance at the Teatro Sauto in the western province of Matanzas, Cuba.

Accompanied by some of the Caribbean’s finest artists, including Los Muñequitos de Matanzas, Orquesta Failde led by Ethiel Failde and the Teatro de Las Estaciones group, the ‘Bride of Feeling’ (who reached her milestone on October 29) was also marking 70 years of music-making and promoting Cuban music worldwide.

Revel in some of the ensuing vibrancy below:

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