Omara Portuondo Nominated for Grammy 2005 Awards

Omara Portuondo
Omara Portuondo
(Prensa Latina) New York City, USA – Cuban singer Omara Portuondo, internationally known as the Buena Vista Social Club diva, was nominated for a Grammy 2005 for her album Flor de amor, in the best traditional tropical Latin album category.

Released by World Circuit/Discos Corason, this is her second solo album, including 14 tracks ranging from ballads to a wide variety of styles.Produced by British "King Midas" Nick Gold, it includes a select group of Cuban musicians, with Manuel Galbán in rhythm guitar, Irakere guitarist Jorge Chicoy playing the acoustic and electric guitars, and a deluxe percussion section featuring Miguel Anga Diaz.

Flor de amor is tinted of Brazilian and African influences. The experts highlighted the female vocal harmonies which recall Portuondo´s work while she was member of an excellent vocal quartet: Las D’Aida.