Hungarian Béla Mavrák's voice is heard and loved all over the globe. Star violinist André Rieu enlisted Mavrák to join his ensemble and made him known to an audience of millions.
While visiting Cuba, Mavrák felt a strong urge to get to know the people and the origins of their culture. It was in some ways a melancholy experience, because the Cuba of the past has changed dramatically. His brand-new album expresses this change: grandiose vocals, Buena Vista feeling, passion, and emotion!
"When I was given the opportunity to select the tracks for this CD, I was keen to combine two things: the music I as a classical tenor have sung to people on stages all over the world in so many delightful years; and the original sound and authentic playing of the Buena Vista Social Club, sounds which have been touching people's hearts for more than twenty years."
The result is a respectful mixture of traditional Cuban folklore and European melodies. "The original music of Cuba combined with gentle references to modern western pop music and music from home country, supported by Indian tablas, Turkish drums and electric guitars in Latin sound have given the classics and evergreens of this CD a very special, unmistakable character." From the Label