The best way to celebrate Omara’s 85th year and 70 years of performing professionally? A very special worldwide tour which will include some exceptional invited guests. The great Cuban diva and artistic ambassador of her country wants to celebrate with a grand fiesta which represents the impressive sweep of her career – on every stop meeting with old friends and new to perform together much loved Cuban classics from ‘Besame Mucho’ to ‘Veinte Años.’ The tour will reflect different aspects of her long career, taking it way back to her younger years and her continuing love of elegant cabaret, from the Buena Vista days right up to the present with different tastes and flavours, of what will be a musical feast, full of piquant sabrosura.
“That voice, robust and glamorous, was on full display. She showed off its full dexterity, moving from hushed and flirtatious whispers to full-chest choruses and even a girlish yelp that hearkened back to her time as a 15-year-old singer and dancer. She remains a fantastic dancer […] Portuondo remains as captivating as ever. Kisses back to a queen, in the truest sense of the word.”
– Now Magazine, CA
“On Flor De Amor the 74-year-old diva remains in remarkable voice, crooning in a dark, lived-in yet tender voice over a large Buena Vista backing band.”
– Uncut Magazine, UK