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CUBAN CARNIVAL: Featuring the Buena Vista Legacy Band
September 17, 2022 @ 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM EDT$25 – $64
CUBAN CARNIVAL Featuring The Buena Vista Legacy Band
What do you get when you place a loose collective of mostly retired musicians spanning several generations in a run-down Egrem recording studio in Havana in 1996? A unique musical experience, an exciting mixture of Cuban musical tradition, and an experience known around the world as the Buena Vista Social Club. On September 17, 2022, your Charleston Jazz Orchestra and the Buena Vista Legacy Band will honor the collaborative spirit of the original Buena Vista Social Club with CUBAN CARNIVAL, creating a once in a lifetime experience at the Charleston Music Hall!
As a collaboration between old friends from Charleston and La Habana, the Buena Vista Legacy Band originated to perform a tribute to the iconic band immortalized in Wim Wender’s 1999 Documentary film Buena Vista Social Club. The band incorporates several young Cuban musicians who have performed with some of the original members of Buena Vista and who are recognized as new legends on the Island.
Buena Vista Legacy Band features several talented musicians from Cuba, including Yusa on the Cuban tres and vocals, Calixto Oviedo on drums and Jorge García on guitar. The band also brings Venezuelan-born musical director Abdiel Iriarte on piano, Iliana Rose also on piano, Gino Castillo of Ecuador on vocals and percussion, Jake Holwegner on upright bass, Mark Rapp on trumpet, and Ron Wiltrout on percussion. In addition, the performance will feature a special appearance by Charlton Singleton. Together, the group aims to serve as an instrument carrying the old Cuban music to a new generation.
SEPTEMBER 17, 2022
TWO SETS: 5PM + 8PM
Senior (65+) and Military Rates
$10 Student Rates Available | Children 6 and under are FREE*
*Must call Box Office for Student/Child Rate at 843.641.0011
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Your ticket purchase will include access to the virtual performance.
If you need assistance or want to purchase a Wheelchair Space + Companion Seat, please call the box office at 843.641.0011.
About the Buena Vista Legacy Band
Buena Vista Legacy Band originated in Charleston, South Carolina, after Charleston Music Hall director Charles Carmody called Gino Castillo, band leader of the Cuban Cowboys, with a proposal to do a tribute to the iconic band immortalized in Wim Wender’s 1999 Documentary film Buena Vista Social Club.
The idea was to incorporate into the project several young, Cuban musicians who are recognized as new legends on the Island. Having performed with some of the original members of Buena Vista, these musicians were also part of Wender’s second movie, The Sons of Cuba.
This began a collaboration between old friends from Charleston and La Habana, resulting in a concert showcase first performed at the Charleston Music Hall on October 11th, 2019. The project was also a part of a mini documentary that, on a much smaller scale, respectfully recalls the original film from the 1990’s.
This concert will be available as a virtual performance on October 8 (View HERE).