Buena Vista Social Club

REVIEW Orlando ‘Cachaito’ López – Cachaito

By 13 September, 2018

World Circuit Records has been reissuing on vinyl various jewels from its trove of world music recordings. Their latest release is the superlative solo album of Cuba’s brilliant bassist, Orlando ‘Cachaito’ López, titled just Cachaito. I am as... Read Article

REVIEW Roberto Fonseca – ABUC

By 28 April, 2017

Wherever pianist Roberto Fonseca lays his hat he always remembers home. Cuba. For those doubting Thomases out there merely spell his latest album ABUC back to front and alakazam! Knocking around for many years, he has collaborated with... Read Article

Roberto Fonseca – YO

REVIEW Roberto Fonseca – YO

By 07 March, 2012

At times it feels as if Roberto Fonseca‘s reputation has more to do with his time supporting Buena Vista Social Club on tour, performing cameos on the various albums spawned from that project, or more recently, for appearing... Read Article

REVIEW AfroCubism

By 11 December, 2010

It’s not always a disaster when plans go astray. Fourteen years after the celebrated sessions in Havana that gave rise to the Buena Vista Social Club, AfroCubism is a re-imagining of how that record might have sounded if... Read Article

REVIEW Chico and Rita

By 19 November, 2010

Labelled as an epic animated love story between Chico and Rita, in reality this story is all about Cuba and the perennial charm of the music coming from the country. The film begins in Havana in 1948 with... Read Article