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Omara Portuondo at The Dakota
November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
“one of Cuba’s most exalted singers” – Rolling Stone
Omara Portuondo is one of Cuba’s greatest vocalists and has been very popular from the day she started singing professionally in the late forties. From 1950 through the late 1960s, she was Cuba’s top performer of songs in the filin style. She started her professional career at the Cabaret Tropicana in Havana in 1930, and in the 1950s she began her international career backing Nat King Cole. In 1997, at the age of 67, Omara became The Diva of Buena Vista Social Club, crowning her fame after half a century of a huge national and international solo career.