Cuban dancers in Pasión de Buena Vista show will light up Derbyshire theatre

Award-winning international smash-hit music and dance show Pasión de Buena Vista will be bringing the colourful moves and sound of Cuba to Derbyshire.

By Gay Bolton
Saturday, 1st January 2022, 5:30 am
Live shot from Pasion De Buena Vista which will tour to Buxton in 2022.
Live shot from Pasion De Buena Vista which will tour to Buxton in 2022.

Watch the irresistible Salsa, Mambo, Cha-cha, Danzón and Bolero performed on stage at Buxton Opera House on February 10, 2022.

All the way from Havana, celebrated dance troupe El Grupo de Bailar will combine with The Buena Vista Band to present an exhilarating stge show. which evokes the atmosphere of a breezy Cuban club.

This feelgood show includes stunning backdrops and more than 150 flamboyant tailor-made outfits.

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Pasión de Buena Vista has performed to more than 800,000 people at over 800 shows across 35 different European countries.

Fronting the show is musical director and lead vocalist Pelayo Oxamendi. A music graduate of the University of Havana, Pelayo worked with the legends Compay Segundo, Ibrahim Ferrer, Omara Portuondo, Ruben Gonzalez and Pio Leyva from the iconic Buena Vista Social Club.

Pio Leyva referred to Pelayo as one of the best singers in Cuba, and one of his equal successors. Pelayo has since worked with many hugely successful international artists on recordings in Cuba.

Looking ahead to Pasión De Buena Vista’s UK tours, Pelayo said, “We are very happy to finally come back to the UK to celebrate the Cuban music and enjoyment of life with the amazing UK audiences! We are looking forward to seeing you all in 2022!”

Tickets cost £32.50 for the Buxton performance. Go to www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk