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Grab tickets to see Buena Vista Social Orchestra at the Empire Theater in October

Witness the sounds of Cuban music for one night only in the Alamo City

SATXtoday: Buena Vista Social Orchestra

The nine members of the group The Buena Vista Social Orchestra the sounds of Cuba to the Alamo City this fall.

Photo by Rafael Valiente

The School of Sacred Knowledge and SSK Records are bringing The Buena Vista Social Orchestra’s (BVSC) tour to the US. With an Alamo City stop scheduled, experience the culture of Cuba on October 16 at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre.

Not familiar with the group? This orchestra aims to keep the arts, music, and culture of Cuba alive through a show featuring music + dance centered around this Latin American country. Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos leads the ensemble with various styles of Cuban music including Guajira, Cha Cha Cha, Ritmo Batanga, and Latin Jazz.

BVSC is made up of eight additional musicians and vocalists including:

  • Luis “Betun” Mariano Valiente Marin (congas, bongo)
  • Emilio Senon Morales Ruiz (keys)
  • Fabian Garcia (bass)
  • Lorena Lazara Ramos Diaz (trombone, vocals)
  • Aldo Isidro Miranda Alvarez (vocals)
  • Geidi Chapman (vocals, guitar)
  • Antonio Remigio Rubio Borayo (timbal, percussion),
  • Rogelio Ricardo Oliva Orelly (emcee, vocals)

Tickets go on sale Friday, June 14 at 10 a.m. online and in person at the ATG Entertainment Box Office on Houston Street.

Can’t wait until the fall to hear Jesus “Aguaje” Ramos and The BVSC? Give them a listen on Spotify and check out the newest single, “Babalu.”