Here is the official lyric video I created for Guillermo Portabales - 'El Carretero' commissioned by BMG World Circuit Records.
Guillermo Portabales was a unique performer of the Cuban guajira rhythm, whose distinctive voice and guitar style helped define and popularise the easy swaying style. Born in Cuba, Portabales divided his time between his homeland and Puerto Rico.
His music also had a significant influence on the artists who eventually came together as Buena Vista Social Club, with a performance of ‘El Carretero’ featuring on their eponymous album.
Original album artwork by Linda Scott.