Buena Vista Social Club

Another classic 'son' by the legendary figure of Cuban music, Faustino Oramas. Also known by the nickname "El Guayabero" after the melody of a song that is an essential part of the Cuban national heritage, Oramas is famous for his work as a wandering troubadour going from town to town with nothing more than his guitar and his songs. "Candela" is the perfect example of the richness of the 'son' style and the possibilities of improvisation that it offers a great 'sonero' (vocal improviser) like Ibrahim Ferrer. This Cuban standard is wonderfully embellished by metaphors, double meanings and is full of sexual innuendo in the Santiago tradition (take a listen to 'Marieta', also penned by Faustino Oramas, on Ibrahim Ferrer's debut recording).