Omara Portuondo Peláez is a multiple Grammy Award winning Cuban singer and dancer whose career has spanned over half a century. She was one of the original members of the Cuarteto d’Aida, and has performed with Ignacio Piñeiro, Orquestra Anacaona, Orguesta Arquesta, Nat King Cole, Adalberto Álvarez, Los Van Van, the Buena Vista ensemble and Pupy Pedroso.
What really catapulted Omara Portuondo to her well-earned fame was her appearance in the cinema in the mid-1990s. After collaborating in the recording sessions for Buena Vista Social Club (World Circuit), on which she sang “Veinte Años” with Compay Segundo, Omara Portuondo, in a duet with Ibrahim Ferrer and deeply affected herself, gave a profoundly moving rendition of that heart-rending number “Silencio”.
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