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Damian Draghici releases “The Gypsy Cuban Project” in a concert performed together with the Cuban artist Omara Portuondo

Damian Draghici and the famous Cuban singer Omara Portuondo will delight the audience in an outstanding concert held on April 25 at the Palace Hall in Bucharest.

Damian Draghici will amaze his fans once again, with a new extraordinary musical project, full of originality, entitled “The Gypsy Cuban Project”. One of the biggest surprises will definitely be the masterpiece of the album called “Serenata en Batanga”, interpreted in an original manner by Damian Draghici, at pan flute, in duet with Omara Portuondo.

In the summer of 2016, Damian Draghici decided to make an itinerant journey in Cuba, searching connections between the Roma/Gypsy culture and the Afro-Cuban one, and this search was to be materialized by recording the album “The Gypsy Cuban Project” – a world music album, combining by an absolutely original manner the two ancient cultures. Songs like Saraiman, Ileana, Ileana or Chan Chan gain new Gitano-Cuban sounds, unheard before. “The Gypsy Cuban Project” was fully created, produced and coordinated by Damian Draghici. General producers are Universal Music Romania and Gypsy Productions Romania, while the executive producers are Damian Draghici, Paula Rosenberg and Toby Gough. Recordings took place in the famous Abdala Studios from Havana, Cuba, in July, 2016. The album will be released and made available to be purchased on April 25, 2017, within the concert held at the Palace Hall.

The Buena Vista Social Club diva, known as “Edith Piaf of Cuba”, holds a Grammy Award and she is an artistic ambassador of her country. Starting from October, 2016, Omara Portuondo celebrates music and life in a wide tour around the world, performing on the great stages together with her band as well as with many special guests.

Omara Portuondo’s 2017 tour will provide the audience with the unique privilege to discover the incredible story from behind her successful artistic career, embodied in a memorable musical journey, starting from the magic years of youth and continuing with the love for cabaret, followed by the prominent period spent with the Buena Vista Social Club orchestra, and finally arriving at today’s charming melodies with Havana flavor.

Tickets are available at prices starting from RON 65 to RON 300, and they can be purchased from the ticket office of the Palace Hall, Muzica Store, Mihai Eminescu bookshop, Diverta stores, TUI Travel Center or Eurolines agencies, as well as online at www.ticketnet.ro, www.iabilet.ro, www.bilet.ro, www.bilete.ro, www.myticket.ro or www.eventim.ro.

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