Friday, June 24, 8PM, Iulius Park Open Air
20.00-21.00 - Funkorporation concert
21.30-23.00 - ELIADES OCHOA concert
Eliades Ochoa, who became famous worldwide in the late 1990s as a founding member of the Buena Vista Social Club, is "one of the best guitarists of his generation" (The Guardian), an iconic figure in Latin American music. A true keeper of tradition, Eliades Ochoa is the winner of numerous Latin Grammy Awards and one of the main characters in the 1999 Oscar-nominated documentary directed by Wim Wenders: Buena Vista Social Club. The film will have a special screening at the Transilvania International Film Festival 2022 edition, to mark the artist's presence in Cluj.
Throughout his career, which spans several decades, he has collaborated with many Latin American artists such as Omara Portuondo, trumpeter Manuel "Guajiro" Mirabal or trombonist Jesús "Aguaje" Ramos. He was the leader of the Cuarteto Patria group. Ochoa's discography includes over 25 of his own albums and hundreds of collaborations that have sold millions of copies worldwide. His most recent recent albums include "AfroCubism" (2010), "El Eliades que Soy" (2014) and, most recently, "Vamos a bailar un son". (2020)
In 2018, the musician's life and career were the subject of the documentary "Eliades Ochoa: from Cuba to the World", directed by Cynthia Biestek. The film was part of the official selection of the Miami Film Festival.
In Cluj-Napoca, Eliades Ochoa will perform songs from the Buena Vista Social Club period, but also from his latest albums.