Buena Vista de Corazon Music Videos
Buena Vista de Corazon (Buena Vista of the Heart) is an off shoot of the
Buena Vista Social Club of Havana. Ignacio Perez Borrel born in Matanzas
Cuba, moved with his parents to Havana. He grew up in the Buena Vista neighborhood
of Havana. His father, Enrique a trumpeter and originally a child star in
the band of Arsenio Rodriguez (also from Matanzas), was treasurer of the
Buena Vista Social Club. It was at the BVSC where Ignacio got his musical
start. In the 1980's and 90's Ignacio participated in tours to 28 countries.
During this time, he was also the musical director of the Parisienne Cabaret
at the Hotel Nacional (second only to the Tropicana). In 1994 shortly after
returning to Cuba from a tour in Spain, the Ministry of Culture was for
a second time resurecting the Buena Vista Social Club for a US and Canadian
tour. Ignacio Perez Borrel was picked as the percussionist for the tour.
Before leaving Ignacio, attended a farewell party at the Club Social de
Punta Brava. The next day his exit permit was rescinded by the police, He
was replaced by Amadito Valdes on the US and Canadian tour of the Buena
Vista Social Club. Three years later (1997) Ignacio defected during a tour.
He now lives in Guatemala, where he and his band perform regularly, touring
occasionally. Their most recent tour included several U.S. cities and a
New Orleans music Festival.
Buena Vista de Corazon The Story
In Havana during the 1930's 40's and 50's, black musicians would gather
in neighborhood social clubs (white musicians in lyceos) to practice and
play their music and compete against each other. Locals (blacks and whites)
where very proud of their neighborhoods and transferred this pride to the
local musical groups (conjuntos). This pride created a competitive spirit
much like that of the Samba Schools & floats during Carnival in Rio
de Janeiro. Buena Vista was a.....
MORE BUENA VISTA MUSIC VIDEOS COMING SOON INCLUDING A VIDEO INTERVIEW
OF IGNACIO PEREZ BORREL
Buena Vista Video Song 1
Buena Vista Video Song 2
Buena Vista Video Song 3