Cuban music legend Omara Portuondo is going strong at 88

Omara Portuondo is a founding member of Cuarteto D'Aida, a female vocal group popular in Cuba in the 1950s and 1960s, and achieved worldwide fame late in her career with iconic Cuban group Buena Vista Social Club.
Omara Portuondo is a founding member of Cuarteto D'Aida, a female vocal group popular in Cuba in the 1950s and 1960s, and achieved worldwide fame late in her career with iconic Cuban group Buena Vista Social Club.PHOTO: JOHANN SAUTY

Cuban legend Omara Portuondo may be on her final world tour, but she is not retiring and is working on more releases

At 88, Cuban music doyenne Omara Portuondo is embarking on her final world tour, with a stop in Singapore at The Capitol Theatre today.

While the tour is her last global jaunt, it does not mean she is retiring from music completely.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 22, 2019, with the headline 'Going strong at 88'. Print Edition | Subscribe