RBA: Omar Sosa & Seckou Keita

Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 8:00 pm

The celebrated 7-time Grammy nominated Cuban pianist/composer/bandleader Omar Sosa and Senegalese kora (harp-lute) master/singer Seckou Keita are acclaimed musical adventurers with a rich heritage that spans jazz, Latin and African influences. They are joined by Sosa’s longtime collaborator, Venezuelan percussion wizard Gustavo Ovalles, who encompasses the polyrhythmic sound of the African diaspora.  They will perform music from their new album Transparent Water (OTA Records) – a deeply spiritual recording full of serenity and a gentle elation with music that comes across as an antidote to the world in turmoil.

“extraordinary” – All About Jazz

“exquisite” – London Evening Standard

“a powerfully elegant statement of joy over shared musical discovery…I often imagined Omar Sosa lifted up to the Yoruban spirits in the form of a swarm of butterflies. Such is the beauty of his musical spirit.” – NPR