Buena Vista Social Club
- Carlos Palomares
Cuban popular dance music ensemble. The Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon grew out of a recording session in 1996 put together by British record promoter Nick Gold, the American guitarist Ry Cooder, and the Cuban bandleader Juan de Marcos González. The ad hoc Cuban ensemble included musicians drawn from Cuba’s lively music scene along with a number of elderly musicians who had achieved success decades earlier. Together, they recorded a variety of Cuban musical forms, including ...