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August 19, 2023 • 8:00 pm PDT
Legendary Cuban singer, guitarist and songwriter Eliades Ochoa—one of the original members of the famed Buena Vista Social Club—is playing the Music Center 8/19 in support of his new album Guajiro, out now on World Circuit Records. The album features appearances from Ruben Bladés, Joan As Police Woman and Charlie Musselwhite.
“It’s different from the albums I’ve done before, taking me outside my comfort zone,” Ochoa notes. “I’ve been playing traditional son cubano for many years and at this point in my life I wanted to do something a little different. And I’ve always loved collaborating and being open to other rhythms and working with different artists.”
With the rugged features, signature hat, cowboy boots and iconic “man in black” image, Ochoa is often called “Cuba’s Johnny Cash.” He first shot to fame in the U.S. lending his vocals to the classic Buena Vista Social Club tracks “Chan Chan” and “Candela.”
Eliades Ochoa will be live at the Music Center on Saturday, August 19.