Across The Divide, New Recording by Cuban Keyboardist Omar Sosa

Half Note Records will Omar Sosa Sextet’s latest CD, Across The Divide: A Tale of Rhythm & Ancestry on March 24 of 2009. Across The Divide is a song cycle highlighting the shared rhythms and ancestry of Cuban pianist Omar Sosa and New England multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Tim Eriksen, a specialist in native and adopted American musics.

Across The Divide is a narrative, a tale of musical and spiritual passage, drawn from the roots of our common cultures. It is a folkloric music illuminating the slave traditions of the Middle Passage and yielding a pathfinding hybrid – Latin Jazz, augmented by electronics and with World and Americana influences.

A North American tour to promote the new album will begin in March. The line-up will be Omar Sosa (piano), John Santos (percussion), Childo Thomas (bass), Peter Apfelbaum (saxophones), and at the Blue Note dates only, Tim Erikson (vocals, banjo)

Tour dates for U.S.A. & Canada

03/25/09
Washington, DC
Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium, Cultural Center @ Inter-American Development Bank

03/26/09
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Jazz En Rafale; L’Espace Dell’Arte

03/27/09
Burlington, VT
FlynnSpace at the Flynn Center

03/28/09
Germantown, MD
BlackRock Center for the Arts

03/29/09
Half Moon Bay, CA
Bach Dancing & Dynamite Society

04/02/09
Culver City, CA
Jazz Bakery

04/03/09
Culver City, CA
Jazz Bakery

04/04/09
Culver City, CA
Jazz Bakery

04/05/09
Culver City, CA
Jazz Bakery

04/07/09
New York, NY
Blue Note
CD Release (with special guest Tim Erikson)

04/08/09
New York, NY
Blue Note
CD Release (with special guest Tim Erikson)

04/09/09
New York, NY
Blue Note
CD Release (with special guest Tim Erikson)

04/10/09
New York, NY
Blue Note
CD Release (with special guest Tim Erikson)

04/11/09
New York, NY
Blue Note
CD Release (with special guest Tim Erikson)

04/12/09
New York, NY
Blue Note
CD Release (with special guest Tim Erikson)

A trailer featuring footage from their June performance and interviews with the artists can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9yg5yZUDMg

Author: World Music Central News Department

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