Feliz Navidad! A Latin Playlist In Honor Of Cuba Amiga

Erwin Schrott and Jose Feliciano; Photo: Thommy Mardo

This Saturday, Erwin Schrott takes over LA Opera for Cuba Amiga, his concert with special guest, José Feliciano, singing his classic, “Feliz Navidad.”

Taking the audience on a musical journey through Latin America, Cuba Amiga delivers a thrilling international spectrum of Latin rhythms: bolero, salsa, flamenco, timba, rumba, cha-cha, samba and tango. Cuba Amiga was inspired by the music and life of legendary tango performer Carlos Gardel. Eighty years ago, Gardel launched a concert tour throughout Latin America to promote his film musical El día que me quieras. Gardel’s plan was to conclude the tour with the movie’s premiere in Cuba, but his dream was defeated when the beloved performer was tragically killed in a plane crash in Colombia. Saturday’s concert metaphorically follows Gardel’s trip through South America. Schrott views the concert as “a thank you to Maestro Gardel and to Cuba as a source of inspiration and birthplace of many unique styles of music and immortal songs.”

To celebrate Saturday’s concert, we’ve collected an array of Latin classics into our Latin Fever Spotify Playlist below as well as a glimpse of Erwin Schrott singing, “Oblivion” from his album, Rojotango (above). Take a listen to the lively and passionate music before seeing the show.

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3 Responses to Feliz Navidad! A Latin Playlist In Honor Of Cuba Amiga

  1. Amber says:

    Great concert last night, thank you! Will you post the set list by any chance?

    • Hi Amber! We’re glad you liked the concert. Here’s a set list:

      El dia que me quieras – Carlos Gardel
      Nostalgias – Juan Carlos Cobian
      Prelude in e minor, Opus 28, No. 4 – Frederic Chopin
      Insensatez – Antonio Carlos Jobim
      Desde que o samba e samba – Caetano Veloso
      Canto Indio – Ernesto Lecuona y Casado
      Gracias a la vida – Violeta Parra Sandoval
      Pasadlo Bien – Gina Schwarz

      Un ciego no vivo en la obscuridad – Jose Feliciano
      Perfidia – Alberto Dominguez
      Malaguena – Jose Feliciano
      Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velazquez
      Piel Canela = Bobby Capo
      Acercate Mas – Osvaldo Farres
      Amapola – Jose Maria Lacalle Garcia
      Hasta siempre – Carlos Manuel Puebla
      Quizas, Quizas, Quizas – Osvaldo Farres

    • Hi Amber! We’re glad you liked the concert. Here’s a set list:

      El dia que me quieras – Carlos Gardel
      Nostalgias – Juan Carlos Cobian
      Prelude in e minor, Opus 28, No. 4 – Frederic Chopin
      Insensatez – Antonio Carlos Jobim
      Desde que o samba e samba – Caetano Veloso
      Canto Indio – Ernesto Lecuona y Casado
      Gracias a la vida – Violeta Parra Sandoval
      Pasadlo Bien – Gina Schwarz

      Un ciego no vivo en la obscuridad – Jose Feliciano
      Perfidia – Alberto Dominguez
      Malaguena – Jose Feliciano
      Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velazquez
      Piel Canela – Bobby Capo
      Acercate Mas – Osvaldo Farres
      Amapola – Jose Maria Lacalle Garcia
      Hasta siempre – Carlos Manuel Puebla
      Quizas, Quizas, Quizas – Osvaldo Farres

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