Omar Sosa Plans European Tour for December and Gets Award Nomination

The next Omar Sosa Quartet tour in the United States will feature R&B
saxophone great Pee Wee Ellis (of James Brown and Van Morrison fame),
together with drum & bass pioneer Marque Gilmore, and bassist Childo Tomas
from Mozambique, scheduled for April 18 to May 7, 2006. This ensemble
recently completed a highly successful run at Blue Note Tokyo in Japan.
Omar Sosa
has just received a
nomination for the BBC
Radio 3 World Music Award 2006 in the Americas category,
along with
, and Carlos Vives. For a complete list of
BBC Radio 3 Award for World Music nominees along with information on the
Audience Award, visit:

Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 18 on a live edition of BBC
Radio 3’s World Routes program, and the Poll Winners Concert will take
place at the Brixton Academy in London on Friday, April 7.

Omar Sosa’s new CD release Ballads (OTA1015) is available


Omar Sosa’s upcoming December 2005 tour in Europe, featuring percussionist
Angá Diaz and bassist Childo Tomas, includes the following dates:

December 1 L’Equinox, Chateauroux, France QUINTET
December 3 Concert Congress Hall, Vilnius, Lithuania TRIO
December 9 Scene Nationale, St. Quentin en Yvelines, France QUINTET
December 10 Scene Nationale Bonlieu, Annecy, France QUINTET
December 11 La Spirale, Fribourg, Switzerland TRIO
December 12 Le Cheval Blanc, Schiltigheim, France TRIO
December 13 Dewarande, Turnhout, Belgium QUINTET
December 14 Espace Senghor, Brussels, Belgium TRIO
December 15 De Spiegel, Sint Niklaas, Belgium TRIO
December 16 Het Burgerweeshuis, Deventer, Netherlands TRIO
December 17 Cultuurcentrum Strombeek, Grimbergen, Belgium TRIO
December 18 Bimhuis, Amsterdam, Netherlands TRIO

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Author: World Music Central News Department

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