Copany Segundo For Compay Segundo, guitarist and singer of Cuba's sensuous and rhythmic son music, now in his 90s, the description 'unique artist' is fully justified, as his sublime performance on Ry Cooder's 1997 Grammy Award-winning 'Buena Vista Social Club' testifies. This concert, filmed at the legendary Olympia in Paris, features all-star line up of fellow Buena Vista contributors such as Omara Portuondo and Benito Suarez.
The Afro-Cuban All Stars Havana, Cuba, during the 1940s and 50s, was one of the most vibrant, thriving and cosmopolitan cities in the Americas, and the dance music capital of the world. Following the Cuban Revolution, and subsequent US embargo, the country and its musicians survived in isolation until 1996 when the young Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos Gonzalez gathered together some of the greatest Cuban musicians of the last fifty years, to create 'The Afro-Cuban All Stars'. The 'golden age' of Cuban music came out of retirement, to huge international acclaim.