he ORIGINAL plan for what became the Buena Vista Social Club was a summit between musicians from Cuba and Mali.

The financing for Mali musicians was derailed sat the last minute so they couldn’t make the gig.

Finally, years later, the summit took place and here’s a taste.

Eliades Ochoa, Cuban singer/guitarist
Bassekou Kouyate (ngoni)
Djelimady Tounkara (electric guitar)
Toumani Diabaté (kora),
Kasse Mady Diabaté (vocals)
Lassana Diabaté (balafon)

– Ken McCarthy
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