Vida is the latest album release by Omara Portuondo, the grand Cuban Lady of Feeling. In 1997, at the age of 67, Omara became The Diva of Buena Vista Social Club, crowning her fame after half a century of a huge national and international solo career. Omara won her first Latin Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Tropical Album along with a Latin Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009. She received three Grammy Award nominations in 2019, and in 2021 was awarded with the Gold Medal for Merit in Fine Arts by the Spanish Ministry of Culture and Sports, and then won the prestigious Songlines Pioneer Award for her life-long contribution to Cuban music and culture. At the age of 90, Omara found herself stuck in Havana due to the pandemic, and had to put the tours on hold. Known for her compassion and her sense of humanity, Omara naturally chose to express herself through music in those historically significant times, inviting life-long friends and colleagues to participate in the long-distance project. Omara's son, Ariel Jiménez Portuondo, organized the recordings and found the perfect artistic producer, the recently Grammy nominated Guatemalan singer-song writer Gaby Moreno. This album is a tribute to Omara's musical legacy. On Vida, Omara sings together with a stellar line up of legendary singers. Anyone who has loved Cuban and Latin music of the last 50 years will recognize the beauty of the timeless songs that reflect Omara's thoughts and feelings during this heavy period. Like so many others, she found herself mourning dear friends lost to the pandemic, and the ballads "Silencio" and "Duele" reflect this "melancolía". Besides Covid, the year 2020 brought to the surface another pandemic: the one of systemic racism and violence. "Now" was originally song by Lena Horne in 1963, and in the '70s, Omara made it famous in Cuba. Gaby Moreno's "Bolero a la Vida" won them a Latin Grammy Nomination, "Honrar la Vida" was sung beautifully together with Ruben Blades, "Se Feliz" with Keb 'Mo and "Gracias a la vida" with Natalia Lafourcade; all reflect Omara's eternal positive spirit. The "Con 2 que se quieran", sung together with Amaury Pérez and Alexander Abreu, is an explosion of a party to leave you with a smile, dancing down your road of life. Also features Andy Montañez, Rapahel & Orchesta Faild, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Susana Baca, Carlos Rivera, Nathalia Lafoucade, and Amaury Pérez & Alexander Abreu.