The only woman
on the album, Omara Portuondo has sung with many of
Havana's groups including the all-women bands Orquestra
Anacaona and Aida Diestro, but she is best known as
a solo bolero
and feeling singer.
A rare calm descended on the studio as she
dictated tempo and arrangement and in just two hours
Veinte Anos was recorded.
The song was written by Mara Teresa Vera,
one of the great figures of music who died in 1964
and here Omara perfectly captures her spirit.
Written by Marķa Teresa Vera
by Carimusic Corporation with kind permission
by Wintrop Musik