Buena Vista Social Club unearth material for new album

A new Buena Vista Social Club album is set for release, featuring previously unreleased music.

Lost and Found will include a collection of tracks originally recorded for the Cuban collective’s classic 1997 album Buena Vista Social Club.

That album, featuring virtuoso displays from local musicians, many of which had performed at the original Havana club in the 1950s, became a sensation in the late 90s. It sparked a worldwide revival in Cuban music, and a documentary featuring interviews with band members won an Oscar in 2000.

As well as music from the original sessions, Lost and Found will feature a selection of live and studio tracks recorded in the wake of the group’s success.

World Circuit’s Nick Gold said: “Over the years we were often asked what unreleased material was left in the vaults. We knew of some gems, favourites amongst the musicians, but we were always too busy working on the next project to go back and see what else we had. When we eventually found the time, we were astonished at how much wonderful music there was.”

Lost and Found will be released on 24 March through World Circuit Records and Nonesuch. Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club, which features several of the group’s original members, will tour Australia, South America and Europe from March.

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