Eliades Ochoa

Royal Albert Hall
Event Date: 
Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 19:30
Kensington Gore London SW7 2AP
Eliades Ochoa is considered one of the most important Cuban musicians of all time - he achieved worldwide recognition through his participation in the Buena Vista Social Club.

In recent years he has combined touring with Grupo Patria with being in the worldwide sold-out ‘Adiós Tour’ with the Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club. Throughout his career he has collaborated with numerous groups including Septetos Cubanos, Casa de la Trova and Cuarteto Patria, with which he also recorded several albums. Ochoa has won many Latin Grammy nominations and awards, and performed for the Obamas at the White House.

For this show - one of the most personal projects of his career - he uses traditional Cuban instruments such as the marimba and botijuella: Latin American folk sound in its purest style. It will feature special guests who will add a touch of blues to the mix.

His albums include Sublime Illusion (1999) with Ry Cooder and Cuarteto Patria; ‘Eliades Ochoa and El Cuarteto Patria,’ (2000), followed a year later by ‘Cuidadito Compay Gallo’ and in 2002 by ‘Estoy Como Nunca.’ In October 2010 he released ‘AfroCubism,’ for which Grupo Patria and Eliades collaborated with musicians from Mali such as Toumani Diabate, Bassekou Kouyate and Kasse Mady Diabate. In November of that same year he embarked on a world tour to present AfroCubism. In 2011 he recorded his new album ‘A Bolero for You’ and continues to perform concerts in Cuba and around the world.

‘A Cuban troubadour thrills the world stage.’ Los Angeles Times