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14 May 2024
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The Buena Vista Social Orchestra, under the direction of Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos, original band leader, arranger, and trombonist of The Buena Vista Social Club, has added 13 more dates for their upcoming late summer and fall U.S. tour, bringing the band created by Ramos in 2016 to the States for the first time. The 38-date outing now includes shows in Seattle, Portland, Northampton, San Francisco, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Indianapolis, and Detroit, among other cities. VIP presale tickets for the new shows will be available Tuesday, May 14th and local presales available on Thursday, May 16th with the public on sale commencing Friday, May 17th at 10am local time for all dates. Following its kickoff on August 25th in Farmingville, NY, The Buena Vista Social Orchestra will travel across the country through early November stopping in such cities as Las Vegas, Salt Lake City, Denver, Chicago, Milwaukee, Boston, New York City (September 19th at Town Hall), Philadelphia, Washington, DC, Atlanta, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Austin, Houston, Tucson, San Diego, Riverside, Dallas, and Miami. See below for full list of tour dates and visit for ticketing information and to purchase.

The Buena Vista Social Orchestra is an exciting musical and dance provocative stage production featuring key players from throughout the history of Cuban music genres. Continuing the legacy of this legendary and cultural movement, the group aims to keep the arts, music, and culture of Cuba alive with a colorful show featuring a repertoire pulled from the greatest hits, many of which were composed by Ramos, and deep-dive cuts. The Buena Vista Social Orchestra will celebrate the various styles of Cuban music playing everything from Guajira, Son, Danzon, Son Montuno, Pilon, Cha Cha Cha, Changui and Bolero to Guaracha, Ritmo Batanga, Afro, Latin Jazz and more. The tour is being brought to the U.S. by The School of Sacred Knowledge and the band’s record label SSK Records.

For the inaugural U.S. tour from The Buena Vista Social Orchestra, Aguaje (trombone, music director, conductor) is joined by an all-star ensemble including original BVSC members Luis “Betun” Mariano Valiente Marin (congas, bongo), Emilio Senon Morales Ruiz (keys), and Fabian Garcia (bass). Rounding out the lineup is Lorena Lazara Ramos Diaz (trombone, vocals), Aldo Isidro Miranda Alvarez (vocals), Geidi Chapman (vocals, guitar), Antonio Remigio Rubio Borayo (timbal, percussion), Rogelio Ricardo Oliva Orelly (emcee, vocals).

In anticipation for their upcoming tour, which will begin in the U.S. before expanding worldwide, Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos and The Buena Vista Social Orchestra recently released their new single “Babalu” via SSK Records/The Orchard – PRESS HERE to listen. “Babalu,” the first in a series of music from The Buena Vista Social Orchestra coming out this year, is a remixed and remastered extended arrangement of an original track off their 2023 debut album, Greatest Recorded Performances.

In addition to his work with the Buena Vista Social Club, Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos has served long stints in the world-class ensembles Estrellas de Arieto and Afro-Cuban Allstars. His past musical journey and history is brought into focus throughout the critically acclaimed 1999 documentary Buena Vista Social Club. Ramos performed on the beloved recordings of the Buena Vista Social Club and Afro-Cuban Allstars as well as the solo albums of fellow ensemble members Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzales and Omara Portuondo. The 73-year-old Cuban artist has been touring extensively since 1997 with many Afro-Cuban projects, including the renowned “Adios” Tour, where he was a prominent member and musical director of the production that brought Cuban cultural music back into international prominence. Ramos and his Buena Vista Social Orchestra began touring and playing shows in the mid-2010’s, becoming a darling of critics and audiences throughout North America, Europe, Central and South America.

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