Dos Gardenias (Two Gardenias)
Buena Vista Social Club
In 1997, a recording changed the history of Latin music forever. Cuban musician Juan de Marcos González and American guitarist Ry Cooder made a recording with Cuban musicians called the Buena Vista Social Club, which unleashed a fascination for the golden years of Cuban music — including boleros. Veteran Ibrahim Ferrer's rendition of "Dos Gardenias" is one of the most moving pieces of the recording, showing the importance of the bolero as a genre.