The original intention for Buena Vista Social Club was a stellar collaboration of musicians from Mali and Cuba. Now the original plan has finally been realized under the name AfroCubism, with an incredible line-up including Eliades Ochoa, Bassekou Kouyate, Djelimady Tounkara, Toumani Diabate, Grupo Patria, Kasse Mady Diabate and Lassana Diabaté.
This is the first take of the first track recorded by AfroCubism:
The band will perform live for the first time at the renowned world music festival La Mar de Músicas in Cartagena, Spain on Friday 9th July, and at the North See Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Holland, on Sunday 11th July. More concerts will follow in November in Europe and North America.
In North America:
- Eliades Ochoa: Buena Vista Social Club, Cubafrica (1998), Sublime Ilusión (1999); Tributo a Cuarteto Patria (2000) and Estoy Como Nunca (2002)
- Toumani Diabate: In the Heart of the Moon (2004), Ali and Toumani
(2010); Boulevard de l’Indépendance (2005), The Mandé Variations (2008), Kaira, Djelika, Kulanjan
- Bassekou Kouyate: Segu Blue, I Speak Fula
- Djelimady Tounkara: Sigui (2001) and Solon Kono (2006)