Sentimiento (Escondida ESC 6516-2, 2005)
Omara Portuondo is perhaps the most important living Cuban female singer. Sentimiento is a great introduction to her long career. Most of the material is from the 1980s up to the mid 1990s. The album includes steamy boleros, captivating guarachas, fiery son, passionate ballads, cha cha chá and a few standards.
After many decades of hard work, she was “rediscovered” internationally in the 1990s by an independent Spanish record label, Nubenegra. Later came British label World Circuit and the
Buena Vista Social Club series.