Africa and Cuba are two sound universes in themselves. Two giants of popular music that have in Salif Keita and Omara Portuondo two of their best ambassadors. Both star in this double bill.
The veteran Malian singer, instrumentalist and composer Salif Keita is a legend of African and world music. He never had it easy: being born an albino, considered a sign of bad luck in the Mandinka culture, was already a first obstacle. So was his family's reluctance to let him dedicate himself to music. But the so-called "African golden voice" earned his status as an unbeatable ambassador of the music of his continent, to which he supplies with European and American influences in a discography of almost twenty albums since 1987, in which balophones, yembes, koras, organs, saxophones and synthesizers take center stage and ally with his unmistakable voice.
Omara Portuondo's more than ninety years have seen her become a dancer in the Tropicana cabaret, a member of the Anacaona Orchestra, a vocalist in the female quartet she formed with Elena Burke, Moraima Secad and Aida Diestro and, of course, the star of a career and a discography of more than thirty titles in the last six decades, with which she earned the appellative of "diva of the Buena Vista Social Club" (her 2000 album is history with golden characters) and "bride of feeling". The Cuban-Spanish singer of son, boleros and jazz, Latin Grammy for Musical Excellence and Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts, has been all that and much more. Hers is a life of legend.
At Noches del Botánico we believe that there is no age to enjoy culture, that is why all minors can access the venue regardless of their age. They must access with their corresponding ticket and accompanied by their father, mother or legal guardian.
If the age of the minor is less than 16 years old, he/she must always be accompanied by his/her father, mother or legal guardian.