Buena Vista Social Club
Buena Vista Social Club • 2CD
Buena Vista Social Club is an ensemble of Cuban musicians established in 1996 to revive the music of pre-revolutionary Cuba. The project was organized by World Circuit executive Nick Gold and produced by American guitarist Ry Cooder. The group’s eponymous album was recorded in March 1996 and released in September 1997, quickly becoming an international success, which prompted the ensemble to perform with a full line-up in Amsterdam and New York in 1998.
German director Wim Wenders captured the performance on film for a documentary that included interviews with the musicians conducted in Havana. Wenders’ film was released in June 1999 to critical acclaim, receiving an Academy Award nomination for best documentary and winning numerous accolades including best documentary at the European Film Awards.
This version contains the album on CD and the documentary on DVD, in a 2CD jewelcase housed in a slipcase. Includes a 48-page booklet. The slipcase is a little worn, everything else is in great shape.