AfroCubism was Nick Gold’s original idea for what became the Buena Vista Social Club. But the story goes that a few lost passports meant that the Africans stayed home, so instead another rather fine but different record was made. Now the original plan is finally being realized with an extraordinary group of 13 musicians from Cuba and Mali, including Cuban singer-guitarist Eliades Ochoa (the only surviving original member of the Buena Vista Social Club), Toumani Diabaté (kora), Bassekou Kouyate (ngoni), Kassé Mady Diabaté (vocals), Djelimady Tounkara (guitar), Lassana Diabaté (balafon), Osnel Odit (guitar and vocals), Baba Sissoko (tamani), Jorge Maturell (percussion), José Angel Martinez (double bass), Eglis Ochoa (maracas), Lennis Lara (trumpet) and Alain A. Dragonit (trumpet).
Official Website: http://www.worldmusic.org/concerts_event_indiv.php?p_seq=832
Added by kara.cochran on August 11, 2010