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A concert with the Afro-Cuban All Stars

Kathryn Tickell introduces a concert by the Afro-Cuban All Stars, recorded at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Kathryn Tickell introduces a concert by the Afro-Cuban All Stars, recorded at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

A rare concert from the band that was the springboard for the Buena Vista Social Club phenomenon. Juan de Marcos Gonzales still leads them 20 years on, now featuring Cuban veterans plus a new generation of Cuban musicians who are revitalisig the scene. Today's fourteen-piece band plays old standards plus new pieces, in this concert recorded at the Celtic Connections festival in January.

This is the last ever edition of World on 3 - next week, Radio 3 begins a new world music programme, 'Music Planet'.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Cangrejo fue a estudiar

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Oshun

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    A Distancia

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Lagrimas Negras

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Laura en el Paraiso

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Chan Chan

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Yo tengo pena contigo

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Vete de mi

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Son de Baloy

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    No creu en la Jeva

  • Afro-Cuban All Stars

    Maria Caracoles

  • Reuben Gonzalez

    La Enganadora

    • Introducing Reuben Gonzalez.
    • World Circuit.
    • 1.
  • Reuben Gonzalez

    Tres Lindas Cubanas

    • Introducing Reuben Gonzalez.
    • World Circuit.
    • 3.

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