The Capitol Kempinski Concertini – Music Series Presents Omara Portuondo
In collaboration with concert organisers SING JAZZ and Vamp Productions, The Capitol Kempinski Concertini – Music Series presented Buena Vista Social Club songstress Omara Portuondo live in concert at the Capitol Theatre on 22nd May 2019.
The venue was completely sold out and the 89-year-old Omara had the crowd eating out of her hand. Buoyed by the enthusiasm of the crowd, Omara broke protocol and returned for an extra hour of performance. This would be Omara’s final world tour.
As a supporting partner, The Foundation organised a special champagne event with Kempinkski for our network of patrons, followed by a personal encounter with Omara backstage. In this unique fundraising model, part of the proceeds from the evening went to The Foundation’s projects in the arts.
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