- The Cuban Buena Vista Social Club will be the first band ever appearance in Cuba in the White House. According to CNN the group plays Thursday as part of a celebration around the influence of Hispanic immigrants in the US President Barack Obama will be in there.
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club as the group is known today, is in the middle of the last world tour. The group was in 1996 under the leadership of guitarist Ry Cooder and Cuban Juan de Marcos González created with all old musicians.
Some of them had played in the club in Havana, where the group was named and which existed until the forties. Not only their music but also a documentary by German director Wim Wenders in 1996 , the musicians made world famous. Some are now deceased.
Their place has been taken by younger artists. The appearance in the White House gives the better bands that have the US and Cuba recently.