Painted Note Gallery, Dec 2011

DEC18, 2011

Lili Bernard — Compay and The Buena Vista Social Club

Lili Bernard El Flamboyante Compay

Actress/Artist/Renaissance Woman Lili Bernard has painted a number of Cuban musicians, including this lively portrait of Compay Segundo. Bginning in 1947, Segundo performed for many years as one half of Cuba’s most famous duo, Los Compadres. His most widely recognized composition wasChan Chan (written in 1987), a Latin hit that has been covered countless times. Compay and Chan Chan gained international fame with the releases of the Buena Vista Social Club album (and subsequent Carnegie Hall Concert Film of the same name) in the late 1990′s.

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