Archives: August 3, 2000

The Person And The Music

While traveling on an airplane, I noticed that one of the audio channels featured music from a CD titled "The Buena Vista Social Club." Normally, that wouldn't have grabbed me, but this time I tuned in and enjoyed the selections. A few weeks earlier, I had seen a documentary film that told the story of the featured musicians. Famous in the 1960s, they were all but forgotten, then rediscovered and brought together for this recording, as well as a performance at Carnegie Hall. Because I had learned about them through the film, I became interested in hearing their music.