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Buena Vista Social Club (Director Wim Wenders; Starring: Ry Cooder, Ibrahim Ferrer, Ruben Gonzalez, Omara Portuondo, Eiiades Ochoa)

Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 18 September 1999

RY COODER'S tireless musical explorations hit unexpected paydirt when he visited Cuba in 1996 and recorded the sessions for the brilliant Buena Vista Social Club album — the biggest-selling world music album of all time. Cooder discovered an amazing scene in Havana; aged musicians living in faded obscurity yet still at the peak of their power, a symbol of a culture thriving despite political embargo and economic hardship.

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