Artists 2023 – No. 8: Eliades Ochoa & Grupo Patria
by Steffen Henkel
Last man standing. Eliades Ochoa is the only surviving male sonero from the legendary Buena Vista Social Club that brought Cuban son to the world after the release of its eponymous album back in 1996. Before and after the man with the black sombrero has been a key figure in Cuban music, and he continues to bring his son with its joie de vivre and Caribbean coolness to audiences around the world. A legend in his own time.