Buena Vista Social Club’s star Eliades Ochoa shares new track feat. Joan As Police Woman

Legendary Cuban musician and original member of Buena Vista Social Club Eliades Ochoa today presents the latest single from his new album “Guajiro”, out May 26th via World Circuit Records. “Creo En La Naturaleza” is written by Eliades himself, and features acclaimed American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Joan Wasser aka Joan As Police Woman, on guest vocals.

Photo (c) Massi Giorgeschi

Of the song, Eliades says: ‘Over the years, I have realised that simple things make me happy – looking at the sunrise and the stars and enjoying music and my family. I am thrilled to work with Joan As Police Woman on this track, she is a very talented artist and her fresh voice and violin bring so much to the song.”’

‘What an indescribable honour to work with Eliades. Ever since I heard him sing over 25 years ago, his voice has stayed with me- it’s one of those that just sounds like the beauty and truth of life.’

Joan As Police Woman

Ochoa is well known and loved worldwide as one of the original members of Buena Vista Social Club, having famously lent his vocals to that album’s iconic opener “Chan Chan”. In the wake of Buena Vista’s phenomenal reception, Ochoa has released 9 albums, won 4 Latin Grammys and received a Grammy nomination (for 2010’s Afrocubism). Produced by Demetrio Muñiz and featuring guests Rubén Blades, Joan As Police Woman and Charlie Musselwhite, “Guajiro” cements his reputation as one of the most vital artists to come out of Cuba in the last century.

The first single taken from the album, “Se Soltó Un León”, a classic Puerto Rican plena with blazing horn arrangements, is also available to listen to now.

Ochoa will tour “Guajiro” throughout 2023 across the world.


May 13th – Coutances, FR – Festival Jazz Sous Les Pommiers

May 17th – Sion, CH – PALP Festival

May 28th – Manchester, UK – Manchester Jazz Festival

May 31st – Paris, FR – Le Trianon

June 2nd – Bergen, NO – Natjazz

June 16th – Chiasso, CH – Festate

June 20th – Bloemendaal, NL – Caprera

June 23rd – Essaouira, Morocco – Essaouira Festival

July 2nd – Malaga, ES – Teatro Cervantes

July 6th – Rudolstadt, DE – Rudolstadt Festival

July 13th – Pisa, IT – MusicaStrada Festival

July 15th – Pesaro, IT – Lonely Planet UlisseFest

July 22nd – Chanac, FR – Festival Détours du Monde

July 25th – Riga, LV – Green Theatre Mezaparks

July 29th – Sète, FR – Fiest’A Sète

August 10th – Segovia, ES – Noches Magicas de La Granja

October 29th – London, UK – Koko

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