Afreecanos (Otá Records, 2008)
Luminary Cuban keyboardist and composer Omar Sosa continuously provides a fascinating exploration of the musics of Africa and its diaspora in the Caribbean and other parts of the Americas. Afreecanos, his latest CD, introduces cutting edge jazz combined with Malian blues, Brazilian rhythms, Flamenco and, naturally the rich tradition of Cuba.
Sosa is undoubtedly one of the most innovative musicians in the adventurous contemporary jazz scene. For Afreecanos he recruited an impressive line-up of international musicians, including well known performers from Cuba, Brazil, West Africa and Europe. The result is a mesmerizing musical jazz voyage across several continents.
Omar Sosa is touring Asia in March and will be performing in North America in April. Catch him if you can.
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Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.