Omar Sosa Afreecanos Trio CD Release and North American Tour

San Francisco (California), USA – As part of his U.S. tour, Cuban composer and pianist Omar Sosa brings his unique style of Afro-Cuban jazz to Blue Note New York on Tuesday and Wednesday, June 12 & 13, 2007. For the first time in New York with his new Afreecanos Trio, Omar Sosa continues to explore the African roots of traditional musics throughout the Diaspora, using modern jazz harmonies and the latest audio technology.

The new ensemble features Cuban drummer extraordinaire Julio Barreto, and Mozambican electric bassist Childo Tomas. The ensemble fuses the folkloric with the contemporary, the tribal with the urban – all with a Latin jazz heart.

Accompanying the Afreecanos tour is a new live CD release titled “Promise”. Recorded in front of a live audience at the NDR radio studios in Hamburg, Germany, the CD features the Afreecanos Trio, plus noted Italian trumpet player Paolo Fresu, Senegalese vocalist Mola Sylla, and Cuban flute player Leandro Saint-Hill. This live recording anticipates the release in February 2008 of Omar Sosa’s next studio album, entitled “Afreecanos”. The new live CD is available only from www.melodia.com and at the show.

Omar Sosa has released 15 recordings on the Oakland-based Otá Records label since 1997, including 2002’s GRAMMY-nominated Sentir.

Upcoming U.S. Tour – June 12-16, 2007

Tuesday, June 12
Blue Note NYC
131 West 3rd Street
New York, NY

Wednesday, June 13
Blue Note NYC
131 West 3rd Street
New York, NY

Thursday, June 14
Regattabar
One Bennett Street / The Charles Hotel
Cambridge, MA

Friday, June 15
Rochester International Jazz Festival
Max Of Eastman Place
387 East Main Street
Rochester, NY

Saturday, June 16
Rochester International Jazz Festival
Max Of Eastman Place
387 East Main Street
Rochester, NY

Upcoming Europe – Summer 2007

June 7
Festival Jazzellerault
Chatellerault, FRANCE

June 9
Jazz à Alès
Jardins du Bosquet
Alès, FRANCE

June 30
Jazz Festival Ljubljana
Cankarjev Dom
Ljubljana, SLOVENIA

July 1
Jazz & Joy Festival
Worms, GERMANY

July 5
Plaza de la Artesania
Palma de Mallorca, SPAIN

July 8
Salt Art Festival – Salt Jazz Festival
Bari, ITALY

July 14
Semana Negra – Escenario Central
Gijón, SPAIN

July 17
Ethno-Jazz Festival
Smolyan, BULGARIA

July 20
Chateau d’Eymet
Eymet, FRANCE
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July 21
Festival Millau en Jazz
Millau, FRANCE

July 28
Festival Internazionale di Jazz a Calagonone
Parco di Villa Ticca
Calagonone, Sardinia, ITALY

August 3
Festival Crest Jazz Vocal
Crest, FRANCE

August 8
Fiest’A Sète
Sète, FRANCE

August 25
SpancirFest
Varazdin, CROATIA

Author: World Music Central News Department

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