Cuban singer Omara Portuondo came to international attention in the 1950s, when that country was less isolated than it has been since the Revolution. Her voice reached ears around the world again in the ’90s, when she was featured as the only female singer on the hit Buena Vista Social Club album. Today, Portuondo is 85 — and she’s still performing.
Portuondo’s life spans the history of Cuban music from the 1940s to the present, and that she’s championed many Cuban music styles during her time.
The singer turns 86 at the end of this month during her U.S. tour, and she has no plans to stop working. “Ahora no soy tan niña, pero me siento como una niña,” she says, laughing. It means she’s not a little girl, but she feels like one.
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