World Voices

Eliades Ochoa

with Cuarteto Patria

from the Bueno Vista Social CLub

The return of the last sonero

Bueno Vista Social Club's Eliades Ochoa, the great Cuban guitar and vocal legend , is long considered one of the most important soneros of all times and a remarkable champion of Cuban traditional music.

Ochoa's international profile went into overdrive as one of the stars of the Ry Cooder recording and Wim Wender's film Beuno Vista Social Club. In the 21st century, with his band Cuarteto Patria, Ochoa remains the hub and shining light of acoustic, string and percussion-driven Cuban song.