Experience the pure Cuban joie de vivre and let the grandiose voices of Cuba have an effect on you. Together with the extraordinary "Buena Vista Band", talented background singers and the impressive dance formation "El Grupo de Bailar" as well as over 150 tailor-made costumes, "Pasión de Buena Vista" presents a unique stage show that will take you to the streets of the Caribbean dream island.
If there is one thing that best reflects the Cuban mentality, it is music and dance. Musical styles that are known all over the world today, such as rumba, mambo, cha-cha-chá and salsa, have their origins in four basic elements. The result is a complex, polyrhythmic sound structure that sounds like a hopeless mess to European ears at first, but later fascinates and captivates listeners.
The "Son", an alternating song between singer and choir accompanied by the Spanish and Latin American tres guitar, is the clear crowd favourite. It was invented by the sugar workers in Santiago de Cuba during the 1920s. Claves and maracas form the rhythm. With the rapid spread of the "Sons", more instruments were added, such as wooden bass, bongos and trumpets.
For a long time, the "Danzon" was not accepted by the Cuban upper class, but today it is the most popular dance in Cuba. The cha-cha developed from it.
At the "trova", travelling singers sang melancholically beautiful ballads. The lyrics were thematically changed during the revolutionary period and used for propaganda. Later, the musicians found their way back to their original themes.
So what is perceived as Cuban music by travellers to Cuba today is a synthesis of African percussion and rhythms with Spanish coplas and their instrumentation. "Pasión de Buena Vista" presents the entire palette of Cuban music and dances, transferring the joy and temperament of Cuba to the audience.
In cooperation with New Star Management.
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Translated by Deepl.