Omar Sosa - An East African Journey
Cat. no: OTA1034
Release Date: 5th March 2021
Genre: World Music
An exquisite set of world music recordings featuring Cuban composer-pianist-bandleader Omar Sosa collaborating with seven East African artists, fusing traditional sounds with jazz in a subtle,
The folkloric music forming the basis of the project was recorded by Omar Sosa while on tour in East Africa, including material from Madagascar, Kenya, Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi, Zambia, and Mauritius. Jazz elements added include Omar Sosa on piano, Steve Arg elles on drums and percussion, and Christophe ‘Disco’ Minck on double bass, synths, and effects.
These recordings help expose some of the rich musical traditions of East Africa to new and wider audiences. Traditional instruments featured include the Valiha, Lokanga, Marovany, Kalumbu, Krar, Umuduri, Nyatiti, and Ravanne.
Album release concerts in Paris on April 14 and April 15, 2021, with further concert in London TBD
Tracks: Tsiaro Tsara / Thuon Mok Loga / Elrababa / Eretseretse / Che Che / Veloma E / Kwa Nyogokuru Revisited / Tizeta / Sabo / Meinfajria / Shibinda / Dadilahy / Ravann Dan Jazz
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