Did You Know?
As a member of Cuban vocal quartet, Cuarteto las d'Aida, the singer performed with Nat 'King' Cole
at The Tropicana Club (1958), a venue that was then Cuba's most famous nightspot (Carmen Miranda
, Marlon Brando
and Josephine Baker
had appeared there). Portuondo went solo in 1967 performing alongside such greats as 'Tony Bennet (I)' and appeared at London's Buena Vista Social Club (July 2008). The...