Feeling a little fragile? Can't take the summer heat? Omara Portuondo is the woman who always manages to pick me up, when life is getting too much (or just too hot). The famous female voice of Cuban music turns 83 this year and still keeps touring the world. But even more impressively, she still sings like a bird.
Omara Portuondo live in Montreal
Starting her career in the early fifties, Omara interprets the great classics of Cuban music from the Jazz like 'filin' to the popular arrangements for dance hall style big band formations.
Omara Portuondo will be on stage with singer and guitarist Eliades Ochoa and her fellow musicians from Buena Vista Social Club, the famous formation that brought the singer and Cuba's warm and rhythmic music to world fame in the nineties.
SIENA AND STARS - OMARA PORTUONDO, ELIADES OCHOA and Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club
Piazza del Duomo: Friday, 19th of July 2013, 9.15 pm
Tickets from 25€.
Siena's new festival will continue its program in front of the city's gothic cathedral with three concerts by some of Italy's most popular musicians and free gigs of the Siena Jazz festival.
Not yet in Siena? The summer music festival scene is fiddling its way through the rest of Southern Tuscany. This weekend Jazz fans shouldn't miss out on a stint in Brunello town for one of the gigs of Montalcino Jazz and Wine 2013.