The Buena Vista Social Club was a members club in Havana that held dances and musical activities, becoming a popular location for musicians to meet and play during the 1940s. In the 1990s, nearly 50 years after the club was closed, it inspired a recording made by Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder with traditional Cuban musicians, some of whom were veterans who had performed at the club during the height of its popularity. The original members of the Buena Vista Social Club are no longer performing but this is a tribute to their music. The songs are timeless and very authentically Cuban but please note that this performance is now very popular with tourists and groups and more of an ‘audience participation’ affair so expect to be up and dancing and singing along.
You will be provided with the relevant tickets for this event locally and we advise arriving about half an hour prior to the start of the show to have the best chance of finding a good seat. The show finishes at about 11:30pm and you can then make your way back to the hotel, either by walking or taxi (approx. 5 – 10 USD depending on where you are staying), you can find them at El Guajirito Center, but occasionally The Hotel Nacional too – at approximately 9.30pm.
Note we can also include dinner at the venue for a 30USD supplement per person.