Not a band per se, Buena Vista Social Club is more a music act that originated through the efforts of American guitarist Ry Cooder. Cooder traveled to Cuba and recruited long forgotten musicians who lost their careers with the rise of Fidel Castro in Cuba. The project was an unexpected commercial and critical hit with their self-titled 1997 album selling more than five million copies and winning a Grammy award in 1998. The group went on to perform at concert in Amsterdam and different parts of USA. Many members have subsequently released individual albums riding on the success on Buena Vista Social Club.
§ Buena Vista Social Club: 1997