Omara es Cuba
Thanks to Ry Cooder and Wim Wenders the Cuban singer Omara Portuondo became an icon and global superstar with the Buena Vista Social Club at an advanced age. At the end of the 1960s, Omara Portuondo began her solo career, after leaving the successful female band Las D'Aida. At the beginning, she sang bittersweet Boleros and Filin songs, influenced by US-jazz. As an interpreter of songs by the Cuban composer Silvio Rodriguez, she fine-tuned her repertoire, enjoying huge success in her native country.