The famed Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, whose 1997 1997 Grammy Award-winning album went platinum in the United States and sold more than eight million copies worldwide, have reunited for their “Adios Tour” of North America. Vocalist Omara Portuondo, sometimes called the “Billie Holiday” of Cuba, told the Washington Post:
Music is the language of all the people in the world, not just in Cuba, but also in the United States and Europe. It helps people to understand each other better. When you do music, people enjoy it so much that it doesn’t matter what countries they’re from.