The Clave Chronicles

The roots of the Buena Vista Social Club

May 03, 2023 Rebecca Bodenheimer
The Clave Chronicles
The roots of the Buena Vista Social Club
Show Notes

The Buena Vista Social Club was a massive success 25 years ago, spawning numerous albums, Grammy awards, a documentary film, and decades of international tours. This episode traces the roots and evolution of the genre the Buena Vista Social Club project set out to revive, the Cuban son, which had its heyday from the 1920s to the 50s.

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Intro and outro music: "Bengo Latino," Jimmy Fontanez/Media Right Productions

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