The queen of Cuban music, Omara Portuondo, performs at the Sala Palatului hall in downtown Bucharest on Thursday, after her first performance here a year and a half ago. The gig is part of the Omara Portuondo String Orchestra Project tour and includes some of the most famous Cuban musicians and a Romanian orchestra.

Her exotic sound is formed on an experience spreading over five decades and including performances with the hit vocal group Cuarteto Las D’Aida, Ry Cooder, Compay Segundo and Buena Vista Social Club.