Thanks to the global success of Ry Cooder's Buena Vista Social Club, additional recordings and tours of Cuban music were mounted in the years that followed. This one, recorded live at the Royal Albert Hall in London, is an audio companion to a traveling road show based on the Havana nightclub of the same name (it originally opened in 1939, and has existed ever since). Fans of Buena Vista Social Club and the Afro-Cuban All Stars will find much to love here, as a 20-piece Latin big band stretches out with infectious rhythms and gorgeous comping.
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AllMusic Review by Earl Simmons