Omara Portuondo & Diego El Cigala | Concert in Veszprem

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Omara Portuondo & Diego El Cigala | Concert in Veszprem

Time: July 13, 2016 from 9pm to 11pm
Location: Holy Trinity Square
City/Town: Veszprem
Website or Map: http://veszpremfest.hu/en/pro…
Event Type: concerts, cuba, spain, veszprem, hungary, central-europe, festivals
Organized By: VeszpremFest
Latest Activity: Jun 3, 2016

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Omara was born in the barrio of Cayo Hueso, in Havana, known for its musicality. There was some scandal in the family. Her mother Esperanza Peláez came from a wealthy family of Spanish ancestry who assumed she would marry a rich, white man with a high social position. In fact, she ran away with a tall, handsome, black baseball player called Bartolo Portuondo. For years they could not walk down the street in public, but the marriage endured. Bartolo was a friend of the national poet Nicolás Guillén and a lover of music and the house, lacking a gramophone, was filled with singing.

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